November 10


10:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

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

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Writing Character in Popular Fiction with Christine Wells 

Ask most people what makes a novel memorable and nine times out of ten, they will talk about character. In this interactive workshop, Christine Wells will take attendees through what it takes to make characters leap off the page, how to write sparkling dialogue and how to show the internal arc of a character as they move through the story. Participants will also gain an understanding of story beats, setting and character totems.


Workshop for intermediate to emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Christine Wells

Christine Wells is a former corporate lawyer who gave up her career to write full time. She writes historical fiction for Penguin Random House Australia, with The Wife’s Tale, The Traitor’s Girl and The Juliet Code. She has also published 10 historical romance novels with Berkley and St. Martin’s Press in New York. Her books have been translated variously into German, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. Christine was the first Australian to win the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award and has been nominated twice for the RITA and for several awards from the Australian Romance Readers’ Association. 


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

Unless otherwise stated, QWC 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. 

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. 

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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