Graeme Simsion studied as a screenwriter before becoming a novelist, and wrote the international bestseller The Rosie Project as a screenplay before ‘reverse adapting’ it as a novel. He continues to use screenwriting techniques in his novels, particularly to develop structure, but also to inform virtually every aspect of storytelling. Graeme shares these techniques in a conversational format. Expect to learn principles, techniques and tips for plot, character development, dialogue, editing and more.

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Graeme Simsion (Australian)

Graeme Simsion

At the age of fifty, Graeme Simsion enrolled in a course in screenwriting at RMIT. It took him five years to work out that most movies were adaptations of bestselling novels. So he reverse-adapted his screenplay as a novel. The Rosie Project was ABIA book of the year in 2014. He followed with three more international bestsellers: The Rosie Effect, The Best of Adam Sharp and Two Steps Forward (with Anne Buist). His latest book is The Rosie Result.