So You Want to ... Structurally Assess Your Story

Sat Oct 02 2021 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

KSP Writers' Centre | Perth

KSP Writers' Centre
Publisher/HostKSP Writers' Centre
So You Want to ... Structurally Assess Your Story
Learn how to sharpen and polish your fiction writing with editor Jess Gately.
About this Event

So You Want to Structurally Assess Your Story

with Underground Writers editor Jess Gately

Costs:  $35 members, $50 non-members. Online booking fees also apply. To avoid paying fees, please phone KSP directly to book and pay by debit/ credit card: 9294 1872.

This workshop is brought to you by the KSP Writers' Centre with support from the Shire of Mundaring. Tea and coffee provided.

How do manuscript assessors approach elements of style, character, plot and pacing? What techniques can you use to identify and polish these aspects of your work? Jess Gately discusses how she approaches manuscript assessments and structural edits, what notes she takes while reading, and how she pulls it all together to figure out what is and isn't working. She'll look at common issues she sees in the manuscripts she works with and common solutions to these problems, and offer suggestions to writers looking to critically assess their own manuscript.

Target Audience: Adult and young adult prose writers looking to develop their craft and improve a piece of writing, either short story or novel.

About the Facilitator

Jess Gately is a Perth-based editor specialising in science fiction and fantasy. She holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University, is the President of Editors WA and the Director of Business Development for Underground Writers. Jess is passionate about working with emerging Australian writers and editors, and has previously presented on building a professional social media presence, submitting to publishers, and world-building in fiction.

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COVID-19 Advice

It is mandatory for businesses and venues to maintain a contact register by collecting contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors and visitors. By attending this event, you are required to sign-in using the SafeWA app as you enter the venue, or record your contact details at the event entrance. Hand sanitisers are provided and the event complies with capacity restrictions in accordance with a Covid Safety Plan.

We ask for your co-operation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by complying with our following conditions of entry. Please do not attend KSP's premises if:

  • you are feeling unwell
  • you have been overseas in the last 14 days
  • you have been tested for COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • you have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a bus stop directly outside the Centre on Old York Road. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly.

What should I bring to the event?

Writing tools i.e. pen and paper, or a laptop if desired.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone the KSP Writers' Centre office 08 9294 1872 or email [email protected] 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, tickets cannot be transferred. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Check your name off at the door.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Please visit the KSP Writers' Centre website to view the Cancellation Policy:  


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

KSP Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Road, Perth, Australia


AUD 35.00 to AUD 50.00

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