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The Novel Experience

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+10


You’ve always wanted to write a novel. You’re brimming with ideas. The problem is how do you take the chaos of your imagination and filter it into a compelling story?

In this workshop we will explore:

  • Prose
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Arcs
  • Stakes
  • Structure
  • Genre
  • Marketplace
  • Good writing practices
  • Revision
  • Submitting.

You’ll come away from The Novel Experience knowing how to transform your ideas into a manuscript!


Your facilitator:

Les Zig is a novelist, screenwriter, editor, and speaker.

He has three published novels: Just Another Week in Suburbia (Pantera Press 2017), explores the questions of trust, fidelity, and how well you can ever truly know another person; while August Falling (Pantera Press 2018) is a story about unconditional acceptance, reclaiming the past, and finding a way forward.

As ‘Lazaros Zigomanis’, he wrote the YA novel Pride (Busybird Publishing 2017), a story about dreams, coming of age, community, love, and racism. It has been described by best-selling Young Adult author George Ivanoff as ‘an extraordinary book.’

His fourth novel, ‘This’, the story of a 15-year-old dealing with burgeoning neurosis while navigating high school, social pressures, and his overbearing Greek parents, will be published by MidnightSun in 2023.

He’s had four screenplays optioned, and a raft of unproduced screenplays place in over eighty competitions. His stories and articles have also been published extensively.

A lifetime writer, Les has a love of storytelling, and has always wanted to tell stories.


November 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Busybird Publishing
2/118 Para Road Montmorency 3094 Australia + Google Map
(03) 9434 6365