From Character Development to Plot with Pamela Freeman

Saturday 6th March, 2021


So often, we get an idea for a story which centres on a character or characters in a particular situation.

Great! But how do you get from that initial idea to a fully formed plot?

This one-day workshop with award-winning writer Pamela Freeman will take you through the process of defining your characters in such a way that the plot will emerge organically from who they are and how they interact.

The workshop will cover:

  •  Developing characters with story in mind
  • Creating a cast of characters which will spur plot development
  • Using character relationships and conflicts to plan story arcs
  • Finding your climax and resolution through character growth and change.

If you’ve ever wondered what ‘the character’s journey’ really means, and how you can use it to create enthralling stories, this is the place to find out!

You will have an opportunity to either develop new characters and a new story, or to bring your current work in progress and develop your characters and story further.

Location: Wickham – exact address will be provided after you book

What to bring: lunch, writing material.

Parking: timed parking on the street – often ends at 12noon but check the signs.

Public Transport: the venue is a 3 minute walk from Newcastle Interchange

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pamela freeman

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author for both adults and children. She is best known for her fantasy novels, published by Hachette Livre/Orbit Books worldwide: the Castings Trilogy and a follow-up novel, Ember and Ash (Aurealis Award winner for Best Fantasy Novel). Widely praised, Castings has a loyal following world-wide.

Pamela also writes for children, in both fantasy and non-fiction. Her most recent children’s work is Amazing Australian Women, a non-fiction picture book. Her next children’s book will be Dry to Dry: the seasons of Kakadu. Her children’s books have won the Aurealis Award, the Librarian’s Choice Award and the NSW History Award, and been shortlisted for the Koala Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Aurealis Awards.

Writing as Pamela Hart, she is an award-winning, best-selling historical fiction writer, with a focus on the early part of the 20th century. Her next historical novel, The Charleston Scandal, is set in the worlds of the theatre and the nobility in 1923 London (see Pamela Hart is published by Hachette in the UK and Australia.

Pamela’s books have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Bahasa Indonesian, and Korean, as well as being published in North America and the UK.

Price of From Character Development to Plot with Pamela Freeman
$66.00 for HWC members
$88.00 for Non-Members