Workshops & Courses

Manuscript Development Writing Group

Need time and space to write your novel? Want feedback on your work-in-progress?

During each session of this new Fellowship of Australian Writers WA writing group, you will be given time to work on your manuscript-in-progress, discuss your novel and writing journey with other novelists, and get to share part of your manuscript with the group and receive feedback on it from award-winning author, mentor, and editor A. R. Levett.


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"I found it extremely useful and motivating."

— Jill Naylor

Creating Authentic Characters

Do you find it challenging to create memorable, life-like characters?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through how to create believable characters readers will fall in love with by identifying the story function of each one, differentiating them from each other, putting them in conflict with each other, drawing on archetypes to flesh them out, and using archetypal journeys to develop character arcs for them so they come across as authentic.

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"A good workshop for developing characters with more depth,
complications, and complexities."

— Kathleen Dzubiel

Deepening Your Story

Do you want to write a book that discusses important ideas? Do you need to flesh out your story’s theme, setting and symbolism?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett helps you determine what deeper ideas you are trying to discuss by writing your story, teaching you how to convey them without coming across as preachy. You will develop your story’s theme and discover how to use symbols and setting to express it so your book offers readers a rich experience beyond  surface details.

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"It contains lots of stimulating ideas."

— Lynn Allen

Plotting Your Novel

Struggling to turn your ideas into a cohesive book? Unsure how to fit all the different elements together?

In this course with award-winning author A.R. Levett, you will establish and organise the 26 different elements needed to plot  an engaging story. You will discover when and where to establish each component, how to play them out in the story, and how to tie them up by the story’s end. The result will be the development of a comprehensive story plan from which you can write your novel.

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"It has given me an excellent framework to use in the last few chapters of my story."

— Eva Cronstedt