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…

POETRY VERSES PROSE With Kathryn Apel Learn how writing in verse develops writing muscle and sparks creativity. If you’re interested in poetry – or intimidated – this workshop will equip you with a variety of simple techniques to build writing muscle and spark creativity, across all genres.  This workshop is delivered through Queensland Writers Centre’s…

WRITING FOR PICTURE BOOKS with Shannon Horsfall Knit your words and illustrations together to make your story pop! Learn the elements of a successful picture book, including writing structure, and the story arc. Writer and illustrator, Shannon Horsfall, will touch on how to generate ideas and draw from experience or common childhood themes. Writers will…

YOUR GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING with Kylie Chan Learn the practical process of digital and print self-publishing In the first half of this course, you will learn the basics of self-publishing. Kylie will outline the differences between print and digital self-publishing; explain channels, discounts, and regional restrictions; and the vital steps to work through before you…

THE ALCHEMY OF RESEARCH: TRANSFORMING SOURCES INTO HISTORICAL FICTION with Melissa Ashley Learn how to transform your research into unforgettable historical fiction.  With Melissa Ashley, explore all types of sources and where to find them; learn ways of interpreting and understanding historical material; understand the lines between fiction, faction and history; and gain the tools…

BUILD YOUR AUTHOR WEBSITE IN A DAY with Kylie Fennell Walk away from this workshop with a published website. Create an online presence for your writing and author brand, whether you’re just starting out or already published. No technical or website experience needed. At the end of this workshop, you will have a live wordpress.com…

NOVEL DYNAMICS With A.S. Patric Analyse the properties of the literary novel so that you may develop your own Novel Dynamics explores the continuing innovations and transformations of the modern novel and will show how craft evolves into art. This course examines ways the novel can incorporate elements from all genres and modes of expression,…

WRITING SHORT STORY: METHOD AND ART With A.S. Patric Study the method and art behind writing sharp and evocative short stories This course will guide writers through a practical methodology for developing an individual literary process and a functional daily practice. We will study the craft and techniques essential for writing unique and vital short…

SPECULATIVE WORLDS  With Kylie Chan Let your imagination soar to create original worlds in fantasy and science fiction Learn about the different types of speculative fiction and where your ideas sit in the vast continuum of imaginary worlds. Get tips on how to build your fantastic world, inhabit it with memorable characters, and take your…

UNDER THE LINO: WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION With Caylie Jeffery Create your own project based on your own family, home or history In 2017, Brisbane writer and educator, Caylie Jeffery, became an accidental historian when she published a photograph of old documents she’d discovered in her home, on a social media channel. She unwittingly started an…

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