Writing for the Paranormal and Supernatural with Eleanor Coomb - 15-18 year old time slot

  • 5 Jun 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 24 Davey Street

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From magic and ghosts, fairies to vampires and zombies, supernatural writing is a favourite genre.  In this workshop we will look at: 

-Character development: your hero and your nemesis, making them fresh and exciting and believable.

-Foreshadowing and creating suspense,

-Creating a solid mythology,

-Types of conflict and villains,

-Creating a question and promise.

-Plot lines.

-Hopefully, we will be riding a dragon together and flying high.

Eleanor Coombe grew up in Tasmania.  She was always interested in history, myths and legends and when she grew up she travelled widely throughout the world and had many adventures.  Her writing has grown from her experiences and she has authored more than forty children’s books for boys and girls.  Eleanor is best known for her Faraway Fairy series that was listed in Books Alive, the top 50 books you can’t put down, recommended and sponsored by the Australian Government.  Using the pen name of Dan Jerris (dangerous), Eleanor also wrote the successful swashbuckling series, Dragon Blood Pirates.  Her recent Arky Steele series was inspired by her love of archeology.  Her books have sold worldwide and have been translated into Spanish, French, Turkish and Portuguese.

Eleanor also lectured in communications at Canberra University and was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award for her work as the author of many successful children’s books and children’s games, and been selected as Ambassador For The Tasmanian Premier’s Reading Challenge in 2015.

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