ONLINE WORKSHOP: Story Time: Navigating Narrative Time, Dual Timelines, and Time Jumps

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A portrait of Victoria Purman, a woman with medium peach skin and light red hair. She is smiling and wearing glasses

A portrait of Victoria Purman
14 November 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Victoria Purman
It can be creative and fun to play around with timelines in a novel. But what are the challenges of playing with time or using more than one timeline in a novel? How does a writer balance overall narrative tension with tension in each time-line? How does a writer keep track of when events happen in a novel? Victoria Purman has written both dual time-line and historical fiction and will guide you through the process of keeping track of time and how to jump back and forth in it.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn To: 

  • Manage a narrative time-line in a novel 
  • Use the principle of "show, don't tell" to differentiate your timelines
  • Use real events in history to create a framework for a novel
  • Use dramatic licence to enhance a plot 
  • Manage multiple time-lines and balance the ebb and flow of narrative tension


About Victoria Purman

Victoria Purman is an Australian Top Ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her most recent novel, The Women’s Pages, was published in September 2020. She is a regular guest at writers festivals, is a workshop presenter and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

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If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 03 90947840
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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