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Creating Unforgettable Characters

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How to Make them Walk, Talk and Seduce Readers Course Details Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps Rhett Butler sticks in your mind or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. The one thing these characters have in common is that they’re unforgettable. They’re iconic, stand the test of time, and readers and viewers can’t get enough of them. So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’? In this OWL, two experienced writing teachers will deconstruct what makes an iconic character. They’ll discuss why …

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Book Cover Design by Charmaine Ross

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Course Details People really do judge a book by its cover. A book’s cover has one primary purpose: hook the reader and sell your book. In a crowded market place it’s more important than ever to know that your book cover is going to do its job and stand out amongst the crowd. How do you know if your book cover is doing its job? How can you tell if your cover needs more work? If you use a designer, what do you need to tell them? How do you know if a design is good or not when you …

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Get Your Books Into Australian Public and School Libraries

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Get your paperbacks into libraries across Australia. Ebony McKenna will show you how to getyour books into print and into the hands of avid readers right across the country. Bonus, you’ll qualify for Lending Rights – money in your pocket! Course Details Ebony will take writers by the hand and show them how to: Get their books into print using either Blurb, Ingram Spark or others – and the processes involved. (including formatting etc) How to get Australian ISBNs and the best way to use them. (Thorpe Bowker) Advice on pricing to make books affordable and attractive to library suppliers. Advice on …

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Hide and Seek with Frank Ahearn

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Privacy expert and skip tracer, Frank M. Ahearn introduces Hide & Seek, a class on how to disappear and how to find people in the digital age. Frank will first present how skip tracers and private investigators locate people. He does this by sharing actual cases of how he utilizes pretext, social engineering, search engines and social media to find people and information. Frank will demonstrate how vulnerable your information is at banks, phone and cable companies, as well as other organizations that have information about you. He will also offer suggestions on how to protect your information. After learning how to find people, Frank turns …

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Just Keep Plotting Along – Sarah Gates

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Many writers identify as one or the other: plotter or pantser (a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ writer). Or maybe the pantsers just haven’t found their perfect way to plot yet? This workshop will introduce you to different methods to plot a romance. Sign up with an entire story in mind, the spark of an idea, or nothing at all. You’ll learn several tropes and character archetypes, plot techniques, and checklists to get your through from ‘Chapter 1’ to ‘The End’. This is a four-week course. Course Dates: 5th February 2018 to 4th March 2018 Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non …

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Launch Your Love Story – learn the fundamentals of writing a novel.

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Have you always dreamed of writing a romance novel but are unsure where to start? This OWL will take you through the fundamentals of writing a novel. Join me as we: Unlock your creativity with some exercises designed to inspire Delve into your characters and work out what will make them swoon-worthy Set up the building blocks for a story that works Overcome the most common problems that stop writers from succeeding Participants will gain: A solid understanding of their new characters Motivational tools to assist their success A basic outline of their upcoming story A sense of camaraderie and confidence—we’re …

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Author Branding – Why you need it before you sell…

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There is so much more to effective AUTHOR BRANDING than a pretty website and a catchy tagline. Working out who you are as a writer and what you want to say is a powerful part of effectively communicating to editors, agents and (ultimately) readers. It is not something you need to leave until after you sell. It is never too early to start thinking about your author brand. Many new writers confuse BRANDING with advertising, PR or marketing but effective branding is a much more subtle mechanism. ‘Branding’ is not a website or a name or a sub-genre or even a style—it is reflected in …

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Creating Unforgettable Characters – Make them walk, talk and seduce your readers.

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Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps male heroes like Rhett Butler or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper stick in your mind. Why so? Because they’re iconic, unforgettable characters. So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’? In this OWL, discover what makes an iconic character. You’ll learn how to create your very own walking, talking, unforgettable characters who will simply seduce your readers. And, at the end, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a piece of your work-in-progress for …

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Self Publishing for Beginners

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Course Dates: 30th October – 26th November 2017 Cost: RWA Member – $30. Non-RWA Member – $80. Register: https://www.trybooking.com/287096 Self Publishing for Beginners presented by Cathleen Ross Cathleen was one of the first people to self publish in Australia, and has mastered the Smashword guide, bringing it to you in 5 easy workable steps. This makes it unique. Participants who do this course are able to self publish on completing it and previous participants have gone on to have successful prize winning writing careers. Cathleen is a qualified teacher (BA Dip.Ed. and Grad. Dip Communications Management) and a published author/editor. …

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October OWL | Getting the ship moving with Sara Hood

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SARA HOOD – GETTING THE SHIP MOVING  (7 steps to the best marketing plan ever!) Baffled about how to start your book marketing? Or looking to turbo charge your early stage (or early-ish)book marketing?  This online workshop is for you. We’ll go through 7 simple, proven steps to create a book marketing plan that is easy to create, easy to implement and won’t break the bank.  It will be the foundation for the rest of your career as a writer. And also solves the eternal problem of ‘what do I write about?’ on social media! Yay! Using a learn-at-your-leisure format, there is …