Will you do anything rather than get up on stage? If so, why not sign up, step up and learn how to effectively engage your audience, therefore increasing the chance of your audience taking on board your message.
Need an adult space to discuss writing sex scenes? Not sure where you fit in the heat rating in romance novels? Do you need a bit more confidence before publishing sex scenes? Join the OWL.
Don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to craft, new writers? “Craft 101: Back to Basics” covers 12 different craft elements over five weeks
Gearing up for the Romance Writers of Australia conference in August? Excited but silently terrified about the opportunity to pitch your book? “Pitch Like a Professional” is a four-week conference primer designed to get your synopsis, query letter, in-person pitch (and you!) glinting with readiness.
Interested in DIY audiobook production? Learn what is required to produce good-quality audiobooks at home.
Give your work the best possible chance in the increasing tough world of publishing. Learn how to self-edit your work. Polish your work and present it to others at its very best.
Author Branding: Why You Need it Before You Sell presented by Nikki Logan. Online, May 6 – June 2
In Year 2, my class was given a homework assignment: a self portrait. I, like every other seven-year-old except for one, drew a picture of my face. But one girl took a different approach. She sculpted her likeness out of Playdough.
From the very first line, your book has to hook an editor, agent or reader. We all know what it’s like; a cover catches our eye at our local bookstore, and we pick it up. The first thing we do is read the back cover blurb, and the next thing? We read the first page! Some might skip to the middle for a quick look, but research suggests it’s that first page that decides whether we’re going to buy the book or not. When it comes to sending your manuscript to an editor or agent, you might only get the …
Critiquing tends to evoke strong opinions in the writing community: people either swear by it or avoid it like the plague. So, will it be a benefit or handicap to you? This depends on who you partner with, your openness to feedback and how long you stick at it. Embracing critiquing can improve the quality of your writing immensely. I know, because I’ve seen it work repeatedly. When I started The Novelists’ Circle group in 2010, I had no idea what an effective tool it would be for so many fiction writers. That first night there were three nervous writers …