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sydney

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests
sydney

This intensive course is for writers, or intending writers, who wish to concentrate on crafting memoir or narrative non-fiction.

A practical craft-based course, featuring readings, discussion and exercises, ‘Writing True Stories’ offers the opportunity to develop several chapters, while working towards a full manuscript, under expert guidance. This course will help develop skills and explore the richness of the genre along with the joys, challenges and possibilities for the writer of ‘true stories’.

February 4, 2022
— June 3, 2022
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online

Writing Captivating Picture Books

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin

Writing Captivating Picture Books

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin
online

The perfect three-month course for people who wish to write picture books.

Children are discerning readers, and the children’s publishing industry is highly competitive. To write a children’s picture book that will stand out on a publisher’s desk, and then on bookstore shelves, you need to be aware of what is already out there, while creating something that reflects your personality.

February 23, 2022
— June 1, 2022
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online

The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase

The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase
online

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

February 24, 2022
— February 26, 2022
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online

The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks

The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks
online

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

February 24, 2022
— February 26, 2022
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, discover your readers.

 

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests
brisbane

Write your novel, discover your readers.

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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online

Writing a Novel Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests

Writing a Novel Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests
online

Write your novel, discover your readers meet with industry insiders

 

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this online course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing essential skills in writing, while establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— October 11, 2022
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, discover your readers

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 3, 2022
— June 2, 2022
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online

Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs

Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

For aspiring literary nonfiction writers ready to leap in and get serious, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your manuscript. You will develop key skills in collecting information, storytelling, reviewing material, and establishing a dedicated writing practice. Whether you are planning to write first-person memoir or deeply-researched reportage, this course will help you find the best way to present your facts.

March 15, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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online

Writing Crime Fiction

w/ R.W.R. McDonald, Katherine Kovacic and guests

Writing Crime Fiction

w/ R.W.R. McDonald, Katherine Kovacic and guests
online

Crime Fiction, not only spans genres and age groups, its protagonists can range from hardboiled to cosy, professional to amateur, and from the innocent to the guilty. Since the Golden Age of crime writing, the genre has remained hugely popular, featuring in bestseller lists and often making the leap to movie and television screens.

April 27, 2022
— June 22, 2022
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online

The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs

The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

Nonfiction can, in many cases, be sold to a publisher off the strength of a book proposal and a set of sample chapters. In this intensive, practical program you will be taught the essentials of putting together a solid working document to show to agents and publishers as a ‘proof of concept.’

June 25, 2022
— July 30, 2022
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sydney

The Book Proposal

w/ Richard Cooke

The Book Proposal

w/ Richard Cooke
sydney

Nonfiction can, in many cases, be sold to a publisher off the strength of a book proposal and a set of sample chapters. In this intensive, practical program you will be taught the essentials of putting together a solid working document to show to agents and publishers as a ‘proof of concept.’

July 6, 2022
— September 10, 2022
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 19, 2022
— October 4, 2022
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests
brisbane

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 19, 2022
— October 4, 2022
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 21, 2022
— October 6, 2022
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online

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Gregory Day, Drusilla Modjeska, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Gregory Day, Drusilla Modjeska, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith
online

Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer.

You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.

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