A Writer’s Journey: Harnessing the Imagination – Turning Ideas into Novels with Heather Rose

Date and time: 30th April 2017 All Day

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Please note: applications for this workshop are now closed.

Do you have an idea that keeps niggling away at you but you don’t know where to start? Or an idea that won’t quite behave on the page? It might be a scene that opens up a whole world but where do you go from there? Or perhaps it’s a character that captivates you but how do you unearth their story? Turning ideas into novels requires courage and discipline. But it’s also a craft.

This workshop will draw on visual, auditory and written materials to explore story, plot, voice and character. Be prepared to surrender your limitations and spend a day delving into your imagination. Discover what it might take to unleash your story. Find strategies that will take your reader from a captivating beginning to a satisfying end.

This workshop will be limited to only 12 participants and will be by invitation. Interested writers please submit a brief overview of your current challenge (no more than 50 words) and a short extract of your writing (one page maximum).  Send submissions to admin@taswriters.org.

No previous publishing history required. 

Heather Rose is the author of seven novels. Heather writes for adults and children and her novels span crime fiction, fantasy, magical realism and literary fiction.  She is published internationally. Her latest novel is The Museum of Modern Love. Heather is a copywriter by trade and has been a professional writer since age 17. She is a 2017 recipient of an Australia Council grant to write her next novel.

Cost: Members $140, Concession members $130, Non-members $170

Places strictly limited. Enrolment by application only as follows:


  • your name
  • a brief overview of your current challenge (no more than 50 words)
  • a short extract of your writing (one page maximum).

Email submission to admin@taswriters.org. Submissions close 20 March.

No previous publishing history required.

Notification by April 7.

Minimum enrolments 10 – max 12.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, and subject to the following conditions:

Credits and Refunds

  • Within 5 days of event – no credit or refund.
  • Within 6-12 days of event – 90% credit or refund.
  • Over 12 days before event – full credit or refund.

Credits are only valid within the same calendar year.


Tasmanian Writers’ Centre reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course. Staff will make every effort to contact you as early as possible. Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.

Details of the other workshops in the 2017 A Writer’s Journey program are online here.