Festival Program


Workshop: Writing Deep Point-of-View

Sat 7 Sep, 10am
The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

Deep point-of-view is a style of writing that makes readers feel they become a character, embodying and experiencing every moment of their narrative journey. Romance and horror novelist Daniel de Lorne will present specific tips to transform your writing into deeper and more vivid prose.

A creative collaboration with Writers Victoria


2 hours 30 minutes



Session Artists

Daniel de Lorne is the author of the gay contemporary romance, The Love Left Behind, and five other works including the romantic horror trilogy, Bonds of Blood. In his other life, Daniel is a professional writer and researcher in Perth, Australia, with a love of history and nature.

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