ExpiredKickstarter: Get that story out of your head and onto the page! (Online)

  • Day 1
    October 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Day 2
    October 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you have a story you’re burning to tell but don’t know how to tackle it? Whether fiction, memoir or narrative based non-fiction, you’ll learn how to centre a story around a point of view character, tying plot, character and theme together to create a unified whole.

Day One will be all about exploring structure, character and voice through writing exercises.

Day Two will workshop the ideas developed in Day One, and provide the steps needed to carry the project forwards to a successful conclusion.

Limit of 12 participants. Please fill in this form to apply for a scholarship

Some feedback from participants in Mandy’s earlier in-person version of her workshop Kickstarter: Get that story out of your head and onto the page:

Kickstarter was a marvellous workshop.

Excellent workshop. Great exercises and readings/discussions, and resources. Came away from the first day with my mind fizzing over with ideas, and renewed confidence in how to go about this novelling business!



  • Mandy Hager
    Mandy Hager
    Mandy Hager is the multi-award winning author of 11 novels, non-fiction and resources. She taught the novel for Whitireia's Creative Writing programme for 10 years and mentored writers through the NZ Society of Authors (NZSA). She is currently President of NZSA.
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Online workshops are run through Zoom. You will be sent a link before the workshop. You do not need to have an account with Zoom to participate in the session but you do need to have a device (PC, laptop, tablet or phone) with a reasonable internet connection and a microphone and speakers (these could be in-built or plug in). If you are unsure if your device has audio and visual functionality, you can sign up to Zoom (it’s free) and do a test.

When we send you the link, we will provide you with guidelines to help use Zoom.

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