Writers On Writing / Wizards, dragons, bears and chooks with Lisa Shanahan
Where do captivating ideas for children’s books really come from? How do you make a picture book text work? What does it truly take to write a middle-grade novel that lingers and lasts?
Ahead of Lisa’s course at Writing NSW—Wizards, Dragons, Bears and Chooks: The Joy of Writing for Children—we had a chat with her about writing for kids.
Writers On Writing / The best reasons to self-publish with Joel Naoum
By Joel Naoum
“Ultimately, especially when starting out, it pays to learn best practice and some of the tips, tricks and pitfalls that you’re likely to come across.” Joel Naoum speaks to us about the benefits of self-publishers seeking professional advice ahead of his 7-week self publishing course.
Writers On Writing / Challenging ideas about truth with Jesse Blackadder
“The historical novel isn’t only retelling an old story. It’s a way to challenge ideas about truth, memory, history, and fiction.”
We interviewed author Jesse Blackadder in the lead-up to her workshop Going Down in History: Writing Historical Fiction. Join her on Saturday 22 September to learn how to research and write history to make it come alive.
Writers On Writing / Eliminating Errors with Tony Spencer-Smith
“Grammar and punctuation are generally as natural to us as the air we breathe. They are the way any language works.” Despite the importance of grammar, many people still struggle.
Join Tony Spencer-Smith for his workshop Eliminating Errors on Saturday 22 September to learn what you need to know in order to write well.
Writers On Writing / Writing Suspense with Pamela Cook
“No matter what the genre, a story needs tension. If the reader knows everything up front, there’s no hook, no questions and no reason to read on.”
To learn how to hook your reader and keep them caught, join Pamela Cook in her Saturday 15 September workshop Turn Up The Tension.
Writers On Writing / Making Your Mark Online with Karen Andrews
These days, there are expectations on writers beyond finishing a manuscript. Do you have a website or blog? Do you need to be on social media? Join Karen Andrews on Saturday 15 September to learn all the tools you need to enter the digital space.
Writers On Writing / Contradictory characters and sharpening dialogue with Eleanor Limprecht
What makes a story capture our attention? Join Eleanor Limprecht on Saturday 8 September for her one-day course, Creating Story with Character and Dialogue, to learn how she uses character and dialogue to make her stories come alive.