Beautiful Sentences

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together”
~ J.D Salinger.

On Saturday 1 June I’ll be teaching a workshop on writing beautiful sentences at the NSW Writers Centre. It is one of my favourite workshops to teach, for the focus it allows on single sentences and phrases – the first building blocks of story.

We’ll be looking at the nitty-gritty of sentences – from construction to polishing: grammar and structure, the importance of clarity and precision, the emotional weight of an image, and conveying truth and story. Hopefully we’ll find a little beauty too.

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