With Lori-Jay Ellis
“I found the Writers’ Plan workshop extremely helpful and it has inspired me to begin work on my novel. I have begun the process of setting specific, measurable, accountable, realistic and timely writing goals and find I am now able to map out an achievable plan for the year.”
– Paul Herschell, an aspiring writer.
Get fired up and write with your very own writers’ plan!
As a writer, it can be difficult to think about large, overarching goals when entering a new project. To say, “I’m going to write a novel and have it completed by X date” is easier said than done. Writers’ Plan is a day course that focuses on four achievable blocks: the sustainability of the writer, engagement with an audience, publishing schedule, and craft and conference planning. With CEO of Queensland Writers’ Centre, Lori-Jay Ellis, learn how to be prepared for annual opportunities, competitions, and conferences, plan your online activity, build your audience engagement, and of course, keep on top of your writing! Participants walk away with a clear, concise, and exciting view of their future writing life for the next twelve months.
The Townsville regional program is offered free by Townsville City Council in partnership with Queensland Writers Centre.
Through group work, individual meetings, and activities, you will have a clear idea of how to do the following:
Make a personal plan so you can sustain yourself writing
Learn who your audience is and take the steps to engage with them
Develop a publishing schedule
Prepare for annual competitions, opportunities, and conferences
Stay inspired with your craft and keep focused on your writing future
This is a workshop for all writers to sustain themselves writing. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.
About Lori-Jay Ellis
Lori-Jay Ellis is the CEO of the Queensland Writers Centre. There, she works to help writers at every stage of their writing journey, with comprehensive industry knowledge, programs, advice and support. Lori-Jay is a trained brand marketer and currently teaches and mentors writers and business owners on planning, organisation, and achieving outcomes in their writing lives.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket.
Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.
Will this event be livestreamed?
Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by livestreaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the refund policy?
If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at email@example.com
Terms and Conditions
All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.