learning-from-lighthouses Capricorn Coast Writers Festival
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Learning from lighthouses – Make your story stand out with fiction
with Jenn J McLeod, author

Brought to you by Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Standing tall on solid rock and confident about their purpose, lighthouses help us navigate our way while shining light where it’s needed the most. As writers, we must be just as confident about the purpose of the story we’ve created and constantly on the lookout for ways to enhance our storytelling. If, however, you are all at sea and wanting to inject a little more flare and depth into your prose, different literary devices can help bring greater meaning to the narrative and increase ‘reader takeaway’. Weaving symbolism & motif throughout a story’s theme is a simple but impactful technique—one that will help shine a light on your novel and make it stand out from the crowd.

In this workshop:
• Understand the difference between symbolism and motif;
• Gain insight into the importance of theme and metaphor;
• Learn how to use literary devices to steer readers towards your book’s central message while adding dimension to your writing;
• Discover new tools to enhance your storytelling and to hook readers.

Works referred to in this workshop*: The Light Between Oceans (of course!) M.L. Steadman; The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks; A Place to Remember, Jenn J McLeod, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough. (*Reading the book/watching the movie is not essential but may enhance learning.)

Participant requirements: Pen and paper or preferred device for writing. (Ensure your device is charged.)

Brought to you by
Hendersen-Park- Capricorn Coast Writers Festival Sponsor
Date: 1 June
When: 9am – 11am
Where: Yeppoon Library


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