SURVIVING THE DEVELOPMENTAL PHASE
with Laurel Cohn
So you finally have a draft of your manuscript. What next?
To give your manuscript the greatest chance of success, you need to develop it to the highest possible standard. This workshop is designed to equip writers who have finished at least one full draft of their manuscript with the practical and psychological skills required to navigate the long and windy path to reach their writing goals. The development phase can be challenging and frustrating; it is likely to take longer than you thought, but it is also incredibly rewarding. If you are committed to becoming a writer, you can’t avoid it.
This workshop will cover the following points:
Creating a healthy separation between yourself and your work
What to expect from a manuscript assessment
How to find the right assessor/editor
Approaching the next draft
Recharging your batteries to go the distance
This is a workshop for all writers looking to sustain themselves in their writing career. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.
About Laurel Cohn
Laurel Cohn is a book editor passionate about communication and the power of stories. As a developmental editor, she has been helping writers prepare their work for publication since the 1980s. She also works with publishers, businesses and community organisations, and is a popular workshop presenter. Laurel has a PhD in literary and cultural studies and publishes in the academic world.
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 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.
Will this event be live streamed?
Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming 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.