Fact or Fiction – Writers Workshop in Clunes

Date: 19 November 2016 – 10:00 to 4:00 PM

Fact or Fiction

With: Andrew MastersonResearch is essential for non-fiction, and often necessary for novels. But how can you use reliable research without weighing down your writing? 
Look at good research habits for writers, including how to distinguish between reliable sources and cranks, how to recognise confirmation bias, and how to fine-tune your personal bullshit detector. Explore how to incorporate and acknowledge research in ways that don’t cramp your style.

Presented in association with Creative Clunes. Supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

You will learn

  • How to find reliable research for your writing.
  • How to tell good research from bad.
  • How to avoid logic traps such as confirmation bias and anchored recall.
  • How to distill research into writer-friendly form.
  • How to incorporate results into your work in ways that acknowledge the source without weighing down, or slowing down, your text.

About Andrew Masterson

Andrew Masterson is a journalist and author. His latest book, ‘Lolcatz, Santa and Death by Dog’, a collection of stories and essays about science and tech, was published by Ebury/Penguin in August 2016. He writes extensively for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos magazine and others, and also researches for Emmy Award-winning Melbourne documentary-makers, Genepool Productions. He is the author of several novels, two of which have won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. His latest longterm project is a collaboration with US-based screenwriter and ‘Dr Quinn Medicine Woman’ creator, Beth Sullivan.

Venue: Creative Clunes, Clunes Railway Station, Clunes, 3370

Contact: Phone: 03 9094 7840  Email: program@ writersvictoria.org.au(link sends e-mail)

Event Fee(s)

Concession Member of Writers Victoria or Creative Clunes  $ 70.00
Member of Writers Victoria or Creative Clunes  $ 80.00
Non-member  $ 120.00