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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


With Eileen Herbert-Goodall

You know the basics of creative writing; now it’s time to master it.¬†

The Creative Writing Master Class is an 8-week program that entails an in-depth exploration of the various skills and techniques associated with crafting excellent fiction and non-fiction (memoir). The program has been tailored to help participants better understand a wide range of intermediate to advanced techniques used in creative writing. Each two-hour weekly workshop is designed to help participants build upon their existing writing skills; therefore, prior writing experience is favourable. Participants will practise techniques designed to add texture, depth, and sophistication to their writing. Particular techniques include (but are not limited to) the following: tapping into character in order to develop original and engaging plotlines; exploring time, space and psychic distance in narrative; creating a unique voice; and taking risks with experimental writing techniques (by blending genres, using white space, manipulating point of view, and more).

Participants will also be invited to complete a short narrative that they can share with others enrolled in the program. There will be in-class writing exercises each week, and short readings to be completed at home.

Learning Outcomes: 

In the Creative Writing Master Class, you will be encouraged to experiment with their personal writing style and further develop their voice. You will improve your writing skill-set in the key areas listed below.

  • Gain knowledge related to intermediate-level to advanced writing techniques

  • Use flashbacks and flashforwards effectively

  • Recognise the difference between voice and style

  • Understand the difference between mimetic and diegetic language

  • Understand the difference between point-of-view and focalisation

  • Gain techniques in effectively manipulating time and space in narrative

  • Apply aspects of narrative theory to imbue their work with depth and sophistication

  • Hone skills related to producing high-quality and engaging pieces of fiction and memoir

Course Dates (8 Weeks Duration)

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm, 1 May 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†8 May 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†15 May 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†22 May 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†29 May 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†5 June 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†12 June 2019

  • Wednesday 6.00am – 8.00pm,¬†19 June 2019


This is a craft workshop for all intermediate and emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Eileen Herbert-Goodall is an experienced editor and director of the online writing organisation, Field of Words. With a Doctorate of Creative Arts, her endeavour is to share her knowledge by coaching other writers, emerging and established. She is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction across various magazines, journals and international anthologies. She also has two novellas: The Sherbrooke Brothers and Sister and Lover, Keeper: A Novella, the latter due for release in 2019. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership and concession tickets will be confirmed on arrival.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be livestreamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by livestreaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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