How to Write Your First Novel

Vesna Kurilić

A tale older than time – you’ve always wanted to write a novel, but don’t know where to start? You hear that that novel writing thingy is fun, but it seems like it might not be your thing? Do you believe novels (gasp!) only happen to people from major cities/countries/planets? The purpose of this blitz-workshop (only half an hour long) is for you to come home from Liburnicon singing, i. e. sketching the first step of your first novel. Yes, yours! The workshop is led by Vesna K. from Rijeka, who (among other things) writes about werewolves, fires, unusual family relationships and about why everyone should write what they want, not what they think they “should” write.

The three “Go-To” Structures of a Good Story

Srebrenka Peregrin

Whether we talk about jokes or fairy tales, or we’re writing a shorter story, or a novel, we always need a well-formed action. At the workshop we will go through (and since we will be practicing: yes, there will be writing!) three simple but effective structures that we can apply to various narrative needs. Writing and storytelling tools are noticed and copied in a single example from fantasy, fairy tales and RPGs (yes, there will also be narrating!).