Workshop 1: Life Writing
A full-day, half day or personal workshop that looks at the art of writing memoir.
The workshop explores techniques for telling your own story. It gets you writing, offering informed feedback and guidance. Whether your story is about place, collective memory or the story of your own life and times for your grandchildren, this workshop will set you on your journey.
A practical workshop for anyone serious about writing their life or those looking for a way to begin.
Workshop 2: The Business of Publishing
A full-day, half-day or personal workshop covering the business and practicalities of being a writer.
Covering the intricacies of the publishing process, following the path of a manuscript through a publishing house, the role of the agent, the work of the manuscript assessor and the editor, the bookseller and the librarian. Learn how to pitch your story to the market place, how to find resources, and gain feedback about the commercial potential of your work. Annette Hughes unpacks her toolkit of insider knowledge for emerging writers and those who are just plain curious.
Workshop 3: Reading for Creative Writing
A full-day, half-day or personal workshop for creative writers.
Reading quality writing by the best in the business is one of the most effective ways to develop your craft. This workshop will focus on the written word, and what can be gleaned from the work of some of Australia's best writers. Learn how to unpick a text, analyse and harvest it for style, technique and how to apply both macro and micro critical reading to your own work, looking at structure, tense, plot, narrative voice, pace, character and dialogue.
Workshop 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Creative Writing
This full-day or half-day or personal workshop is designed to build skills in polishing and preparation of your writing.
Bring a sample of your own work (or work on a piece of supplied draft writing) and be guided through the process of applying an editorial scalpel. Discover what editors look for, what to cut, how to mould your writing into the most economical and pleasing form to keep your reader hooked, and to tell your story in the most elegant way possible. Lots of hands on exercises.
Workshop 5: DIY - Introduction to Self Publishing.
Learn the publication process and what's involved in taking a book from manuscript to print. The course is a half or whole day, depending on the detail required and covers self-editing, preparation for typesetting, software, cover design, print on demand services, online distribution, marketing and selling your book to the public.
Does not include reading of participants' writing, and travel/accom/perdiem costs extra to fee
Half day $ 1500
Full Day $ 2500
Full Weekend $ 3500
Regional Writes is a weekend writing skills-development workshop series designed especially for rural communites and isolated writers. For details, contact.