Creative Writing Masterclass with Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Creative Writing Masterclass with Eileen Herbert-Goodall
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From Tue 9 June 2020 to Tue 28 July 2020
From Tuesday 9 June 2020 to Tuesday 28 July 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


With Eileen Herbert-Goodall

You know the basics of creative writing; now it's time to master it. 

Returning in 2020 by popular demand, the Creative Writing Masterclass is an 8-week program that offers an in-depth exploration of the various skills and techniques associated with crafting excellent fiction and memoir. The program has been tailored to help you better understand a wide range of intermediate to advanced techniques used in creative writing. Each two-hour weekly workshop is designed to help you build upon your existing writing skills; therefore, prior writing experience is favourable. You will practise techniques designed to add texture, depth, and sophistication to your writing. Such techniques include tapping into character 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).

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

Unavailable to make it in person? You can also watch this workshop via online live stream! Live stream tickets are available here

Learning Outcomes: 

During the Creative Writing Masterclass, you will be encouraged to experiment with your personal writing style to further develop your voiceYou will improve your writing skill-set in the key areas listed below.

  • Using flashbacks and flashforwards effectively

  • Recognising the difference between voice and style

  • Understanding the difference between mimetic and diegetic language

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

  • Gaining techniques in effectively manipulating time and space in narrative

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

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

Course Dates (8-Week Duration)

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 9 June 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 16 June 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 23 June 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 30 June 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 7 July 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 14 July 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 21 July 2020

  • Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, 28 July 2020


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 writing educator. She teaches creative writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 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, the latter being due for release in 2020. 



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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