July 29 - 10:30 am


July 30 - 04:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre

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

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

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Writing Fantasy with CS Pacat

The best fantasy novels are the ones that keep you immersed until 3am—but how do you write a great fantasy novel? Go through the key stages of writing a page-turning fantasy, from ideas to final manuscript. Get practical techniques to break down some of the most successful methods used in popular fantasy.


A two-day workshop for emerging and intermediate writers. More information on program formats and writer levels can be found here

Learning Outcomes

  • how to generate new ideas, including worldbuilding and character development

  • key plot and structure techniques for fantasy novels

  • effective pacing and exposition strategies

  • how fantasy writers create and control reader immersion

  • what to do next: the first steps in publishing your fantasy.

About CS Pacat

C.S. Pacat is the author of the best-selling fantasy series Captive Prince. Her first series began as an online serial, which attracted viral attention before being acquired by Penguin USA. The Captive Prince trilogy went on to become a USA Today best-seller after being published to commercial success and critical acclaim. C.S. Pacat lives and writes in Melbourne


A two-day workshop for emerging and intermediate writers

More information on program formats and writer levels can be found here


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

This event is for participants aged 18 years and above.  If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

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

Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.

  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.

  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.

  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm 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



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