I offer the following courses:
Fiction Focus – a weekend course (or can be spread over six weeks in two-hourly sessions)
Writing modules - these are designed to be run in a morning or afternoon:
Developing Character to Enhance Story
Using Setting to Enhance Story
Using Screenwriting Techniques in Fiction Writing
Send me a message on my Contact page if you want to find out more information, or book me for any of the above course.
Below are what people have said about my workshops:
Keitha used a combination of clearly presented notes in powerpoint form, practical exercises, and discussion to help us more thoroughly learn why and how to develop characters in our stories. The notes were comprehensive and showed practical aspects of developing characters in good depth so that readers will better identify with them. I found the session to be thought-provoking and valuable, and will be pleased to keep the notes as reference.
Keitha Smith began her session on Developing Character to Enhance Story by asking us which we thought more important, "character" or "plot". It may be that "story" is most important of all, but she gave us good tips on building the personalities of various fictional characters we may wish to create.
Keitha Smith shared a truly inspiring and interactive seminar for NZ Christian Writers. It was fascinating to see her process to publishing and especially developing characters for her several novels. I can highly recommend Keitha as an experienced seminar speaker to any group.
Justin St. Vincent – Love Live Forgive: Insights from Artists
Keitha’s workshop on Developing Character to Enhance Story was thoroughly enjoyable. Her organized, practical, and very clear presentation was very informative. Her talk inspired us to keep writing and gave us valuable tools to improve our work. Thank you Keitha for a very worthwhile workshop.
As a novelist who enjoys creating interesting and credible characters, I found Keitha’s talk on Developing Character to Enhance Story very informative and practical, particularly in regards to creating a timeline and background for the main characters in a book. Examples Keitha gave included their date of birth, family background, aspirations and friends, just to name a few.