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Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable

Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable
online

Drawing on thirty years of experience both as an acclaimed writer across the genres and as a lecturer and teacher, Arnold Zable’s new 6-week program will explore the most imaginative and engaging ways to structure and write a life’s story. It will include writing exercises, feedback, mini-talks, and question and answer sessions.

May 12, 2021
— June 9, 2021
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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.

May 13, 2021
— May 15, 2021
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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.

May 13, 2021
— May 15, 2021
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online

Fact or Fiction? Writing Hybrid Forms

w/ Drusilla Modjeska

Fact or Fiction? Writing Hybrid Forms

w/ Drusilla Modjeska
online

Drawing on thirty years of experience as a writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction – sometimes powerfully merging the two – and as a lecturer and tutor, Drusilla Modjeska’s six-week program will explore how to draw on fictional techniques in the creation of vivid characters and stories from the lives of ‘real’ people.

May 20, 2021
— June 24, 2021
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online

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
online

Are you a new writer for children? This online course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

May 24, 2021
— May 27, 2021
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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 26, 2021
— July 29, 2021
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Writing About Art

w/ Anwen Crawford

Writing About Art

w/ Anwen Crawford
online

Our encounters with art and with artists – be it through film, music, television, literature, visual art and more – can shape us indelibly, and provide rich material for our writing. Whether you are working on reviews, essays, poetry or even fiction, this cross-genre course will provide you with tools for thinking and writing about art.

July 1, 2021
— July 29, 2021
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
brisbane

Write your novel, and write it well…

comprehensive 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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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Writing a Novel Stage 2: Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2: Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
online

Write your novel, and write it well…

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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, and write it well…

A comprehensive 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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
melbourne

Write your novel, and write it well…

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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 8, 2021
— September 16, 2021
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sydney

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
sydney

Are you a new writer for children? This one-day course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

July 31, 2021
— July 31, 2021
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melbourne

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
melbourne

Are you a new writer for children? This one-day course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

August 21, 2021
— August 21, 2021
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online

Editing Skills for Creative Writers (Online)

w/ Angela Meyer

Editing Skills for Creative Writers (Online)

w/ Angela Meyer
online

Revision and redrafting are essential parts of building a successful manuscript – so understanding how to edit yourself is a necessary step in learning how to write well. Editing yourself as a writer is an important skill to develop before starting out, and crucial to hone as you continue working on your manuscript.

October 11, 2021
— November 15, 2021
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melbourne

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Angela Meyer

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Angela Meyer
melbourne

Revision and redrafting are essential parts of building a successful manuscript – so understanding how to edit yourself is a necessary step in learning how to write well. Editing yourself as a writer is an important skill to develop before starting out, and crucial to hone as you continue working on your manuscript.

October 13, 2021
— November 17, 2021
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Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

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

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

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

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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