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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Novelists’ Boot Camp

Dates / Times:  10:30am-4:30pm Saturday 23 February and 10:30am-4:30pm Sunday 24 February

Don’t let your good idea go to waste – get it on the page over two days of intensive brainstorming, plotting and practical exercises. Arm yourself with the tools and frameworks to support your story. Create a book map, face your writing fears and guide your ideas into a workable narrative. Not for the faint-hearted! ¬†Prepare for an intensive weekend of planning and execution. Finish the weekend with a comprehensive plan to guide your first draft.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to this course is by submission to ensure that projects are at a suitable stage of development; you will not be assessed on your writing. QWC will contact you to finalise payment once your submission has been accepted.

This course is suitable for emerging writers who have an idea for a new novel project. It is not suitable for writers who have already written the draft of their novel. Throughout the course, writers will complete activities designed to help them plan their novel and prepare to begin writing the first draft.

To register interest, please download the submission form from here. Fill out the submission form and return it to  If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us on 07 3842 9922 or email


Course for emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

Footprint – Bootcamp

C – Craft development

3 – For emerging writers

About Dr Kim Wilkins

Dr Kim Wilkins is a Brisbane writer who has published 30 books across 20 different languages. She writes fantasy under her own name and contemporary women’s fiction under her pseudonym, Kimberly Freeman. She has been a bestseller in several countries, and has won or been shortlisted for many awards.¬†


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, QWC 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.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

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.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

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

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.


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