#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Mark Smith is an award-winning writer of young adult novels and short fiction. In this session he dissects the critical beginning of a story – how writers go about establishing character, setting and themes, and getting the plot moving, all in the first couple of paragraphs.
Available by single download or with a Word Play Online subscription. See ticketing page for more information.
Content will be available to watch from May 3rd until the end of Term 4.
Mark Smith's debut novel, The Road To Winter, was published in 2016. The sequel, Wilder Country, won the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for YA. The third book in the trilogy, Land Of Fences was released in 2019. His fourth novel, If Not Us, was published in September, 2021. Mark is also an award winning writer of short fiction, with credits including the 2015 Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and the 2013 Alan Marshall Short Story Prize, and his work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Island, Review of Australian Fiction, The Big Issue, The Victorian Writer and The Australian.