Discover the techniques you need to realise your novel’s potential in this practical workshop with bestselling author Liam Pieper. Explore the craft behind legendary novels, workshop your ideas, and learn to pop the bonnet and take apart your own story so it runs like a finely tuned automotive metaphor. Discover practical tools to beat writer’s block, build a compelling narrative, write authentic dialogue and more – everything you need to take your novel from the blank page to the publisher’s office.

Liam Pieper (Australian)

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Liam Pieper is an author, award-winning fiction writer, journalist and Fairfax columnist. His 2014 memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. This was followed by Mistakes Were Made, a collection of essays that make up a craven apology for writing a memoir. He was co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Award, and was the inaugural creative resident of the UNESCO City of Literature of Prague, where he completed his first novel The Toymaker.