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The awesome class of April 2012! (photo attached)

April 15, 2012

I have just concluded teaching a 5 week evening class in thriller writing and what a wonderful group! I was thrilled by their enthusiasm and I wish everyone the very best of luck with their writing. You have great story ideas – it’s a case of getting the story written now. Lovely feedback from the participants is already coming through:

“Louisa is a very passionate and interesting presenter. I thought she handled the diversity of the group very well and she was well planned and prepared to share her personal story – I enjoyed her openness.”
“[Louisa was] Excellent, Very knowledgeable and able to impart that knowledge in an easily accessible way.”

Here’s a group shot. When you are published, I hope we we can look back at this photo and say, “That’s when it all began …”

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Attending The Stella Awards

April 9, 2012

Am so excited to be attending the inaugural Stella Prize lunch on 18th May. The Stella Prize joins forces with The Hoopla to celebrate Australian women’s writing. The host is Wendy Harmer, along with Tara Moss, Di Morrissey, Anne Summers, Anita Heiss, Anna Krien, Sophie Cunningham, and other leading women writers for a fun-filled lunch of literary laughs, trivia and conversation.

The Stella Prize is Australia’s first major literary prize for women’s writing, and will reward the best book by a woman writer each year, regardless of genre. It will celebrate and recognize Australian women’s writing, encourage a future generation of female writers, and significantly increase the readership for books written by women.

 

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Thrill and Kill, one day workshop at Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012

On Saturday May 12th from 10am – 4:30pm at the State Library of NSW I’ll be running a thriller writing workshop, Thrill and Kill. Here’s what the festival program says:

“Bring out the thriller in you! Join L.A. Larkin for a hyper-intensive class in the dynamic art of thriller writing.

L.A. Larkin reveals techniques for choosing your story, developing plot, writing your critically important opening paragraph, creating pace and suspense, planning action scenes and bringing your characters to life, as well as shares tips on getting published.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 6.5 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants”

If you ever fancied having a go at writing a thriller or have already started writing one, then come along to my workshop. I hope to see you there!
For more information, and to make a booking, please go to the Sydney Writers’ Festival program or, click here.

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At Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012 with Thrill and Kill

On Saturday May 12th from 10am – 4:30pm at the State Library of NSW I’ll be running a thriller writing workshop, Thrill and Kill. Here’s what the festival program says:

“Bring out the thriller in you! Join L.A. Larkin for a hyper-intensive class in the dynamic art of thriller writing.

L.A. Larkin reveals techniques for choosing your story, developing plot, writing your critically important opening paragraph, creating pace and suspense, planning action scenes and bringing your characters to life, as well as shares tips on getting published.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 6.5 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants”

If you ever fancied having a go at writing a thriller or have already started writing one, then come along to my workshop. I hope to see you there!
For more information, and to make a booking, please go to the Sydney Writers’ Festival program or, click here.

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