Defining a story as a novella was once the equivalent of scratching the author behind the ears while muttering, “Good lad”.
And while it can be quite easy to tell the difference between a short story and a novel, exactly what is a novella. It sounds like it should be a short novel. But could it be a long short story.
So how do writers work out the scope of a story before they start writing it.
Dr Kim Wilkins will be dropping by BWC at 80A Woongarra Street , March 21, from 10-30am to explore this very question. “You might find as you write that the story is pulling up too short, or going on far too long.”
So, are you writing a short story? A novella? A novel? A series?
This half-day workshop will help you judge the scope of your story and give you tools to help tighten it up or flesh it out.
Three dollar entry fee to cover morning tea.
If you can’t make it, let us know any questions relevant to the workshop topic and we’ll try to find answers for you.
Dr Kim Wilkins was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. She has degrees in literature and creative writing, and teaches at the University of Queensland and in the community. Her first novel, The Infernal, a supernatural thriller was published in 1997. Since then, she has published across many genres and for many different age groups. Her latest books, contemporary epic women’s fiction, are published under the pseudonym Kimberley Freeman. Kim has won many awards and is published in 17 languages. She writes regular writing tips columns for the Queensland Writers Centre.