Writing Workshops 2015

by Amanda on January 2, 2015

 

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School Holiday Workshop

9th & 10th July 2015

Avalon Recreation Centre – Avalon

Two day fiction workshop for Years 5-12.

Thursday/Friday  10am -2pm

Cost $90

Max participants: 8

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Best gift for aspiring authors!

by Amanda on December 21, 2014

50 years on and ‘The Elements of Style ‘ –  more often referred to as ‘Strunk and White’ – is still the bible of good writing. It’s straight-forward, definite and endlessly entertaining.

Read it once, read it ten times and be a better writer for it.

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Productivity Tips

by Amanda on December 10, 2014

Writing that first word, first sentence is the hardest part – but once you push through and have 500 words, even if your genius has failed to shine through, at least you have something to work with. Some good ideas here.

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We made the papers!

by Amanda on December 1, 2014

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Berkelouw Workshops

by Amanda on November 16, 2014

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It’s always a little sad when a workshop finishes, as this one did last week. Because these workshops are small and take place around a table (rather than classroom style) people always seem to bond and as a result writing groups and friendships are forged.

Really such a privilege to be in the business of sharing stories and creating communities.

The venue of Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale was truly sublime, great ambiance and so inspiring to be surrounded by books. Plus we could head a couple of doors down to the cute little bar, Edison’s, for a celebratory drink on the last evening.

Next year I’ll run my fabulous fiction workshop ‘How to Write a Page-Turner’ there – starting in March. See below for details.

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On the romance of writing

September 12, 2014

Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation’. You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no ‘writer’s lifestyle’. All that matters is what you leave on the page. Zadie Smith

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Workshop @ Berkelouw Books

September 1, 2014

I’m thrilled to have been invited to run my ‘Memoir Made Simple’ workshop at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale! Berkelouw are booksellers in the true sense of the word with a long and amazing history in the book industry. They realised long ago that it’s not good enough to sit around filing your nails and […]

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Final Workshops for 2014!

August 17, 2014

Want to write your life story or family history? Everything you need to know to write your story – move from procrastination to publication! Sydney Community College & Avalon Recreation Centre Details HERE

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Out in the Wilds

August 5, 2014

Things have been very quiet on the workshop front this year as I have been off on a completely different sort of adventure. For every writer there are times to write (much as we try to avoid those!) and times when you need get off the keyboard and get out and experience the world – […]

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Once, Only the Swallows Were Free – Gabrielle Gouch

December 6, 2013

Once, Only the Swallows Were Free by Gabrielle Gouch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully written, I found this memoir both compelling and moving. A real insight into the daily hardships of living under a communist regime. It seemed that refuge in Israel would be a relief but the harsh conditions of that new […]

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Another 12in12 success story!

December 6, 2013

I am thrilled to have a signed copy of this beautiful memoir ‘Granny-bird’s Memories’ by Christine Rutherford – hot off the press.! Christine attended a workshop I ran locally in 2009 and then joined my 12 Chapters in 12 Month Programme. We had a few locals in the programme and started to meet once a […]

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July 11, 2013

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