PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WRITERS

Practical, insightful and relevant courses with book industry experts designed to:

  • Get you started

  • Keep you motivated

  • Put you in front of the experts

  • Familiarise you with publishing processes

  • Give your publishing dreams a kick-start!

Writers Masterclasses to inspire and inform.

An online series of classes to engage writers of all types.  Hear from industry experts across all sectors of the book industry – from publishing to bookselling - and take the opportunity to chat about how you can kick-start, reinvigorate, fine-tune or reaffirm where you’re at with your writing journey.

 

Writing for Adults

  • 3 x 90 minute sessions (via Zoom)

    • Introduction with guest speakers: two published authors

      • Finding your story

      • Planning

      • Plotting

      • QnA

    • Editing your Own Work with guest speaker: editor from the publishing industry

      • Developing a manageable story arc

      • Drafting and rewriting

      • Knowing when your work is publisher ready

      • QnA

    • Submitting your work for publication with guest speakers: publisher, bookseller, literary agent

      • Publisher presentation

      • Self-publication – know your options

      • Literary agent

      • QnA


Cost:        $295 (GST inclusive)

This series will be presented during the winter months. Dates TBC

 

Register your interest here

 

 

Writing for Children

 

  • 3 x 90 minute sessions (via Zoom)

    • Introduction with guest speakers: two published authors for children

      • Finding your story

      • Planning

      • Plotting

      • QnA

    • Editing your Own Work with guest speaker: editor from the publishing industry

      • Developing a manageable story arc

      • Drafting and rewriting

      • Knowing when your work is publisher ready

      • QnA

    • Submitting your work for publication with guest speakers: publisher, bookseller, literary agent

      • Publisher presentation

      • Literary agent

      • QnA


Cost:         $295 (GST inclusive)

This series will be presented during the winter months. Dates TBC

Register your Interest here

 

Writing Tutorials

These one-off sessions are designed to build on your knowledge and areas of interest in relation to your development as a writer.

Each session will run for one hour and numbers will be limited to ensure delegates have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

If there is sufficient demand, sessions will be repeated.

Topics:

1. Why the editorial process is SO important (adults/children)

  - with guest speakers: editor and author

2. I’ve written my story – what’s next – getting published 101

  - with guest speakers: publisher and agent

3. The picture book process – writing stories with fewer than 500 words for very young readers.

  - with guest speakers: editor and author

4. You asked for it! Bring your questions to this amazing book industry panel comprised of:

  - author, editor, publisher and agent

 

Cost:      $49.95 for each session 1-3

               $65.00 for session 4

 

This series will be presented across the year.

Dates TBC

Register your interest in hearing more about our tutorials here

Northern Books - Castlemaine, Victoria

2017 - 2021

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