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In Person Events
- Western Australia Tour
Fiona Palmer and Rachael Johns are having a RuRo tour through WA in September. You can find details and dates at
Contrary to popular belief, a good romance is not as simple as falling in love. Writing good quality romance requires creativity, innovation, skill and well-formed characters embroiled in believable conflict.
Explore the diversity of the genre, get tips on convincing emotional connection and sex scenes, discover what readers and publishers want, develop a winning story synopsis and killer pitch, and learn about the earning opportunities the romance genre offers.
For beginners, early & emerging writers.
When: Saturdays 6, 13, 30 and 27 September, 10am–1pm
Where: Writers Victoria, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Tutor: Kate Belle (author The Yearning & Being Jade)
For more information and bookings: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/romancing-the-page/
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Queensland Writers Centre
Contracts & Copyright
Contracts & Copyright is a two hour seminar led by agent and contract adviser, Alex Adsett, and dedicated to equipping you with the tools to understand your rights as a writer, no matter the medium. Over the session, Alex will be talking about traditional, hybrid and self-publishing contracts, digital rights, copyright of your work as well as copyright when it comes to quoting or adapting others, and more. For more details, visit our website.
Can’t make it in-person? Delivered proudly in partnership with The Australian Society of Authors, Contracts & Copyright is also available online as a webinar! Check the link below for more details.
When: Thursday 25 September, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane 4101 or online
Cost: QWC members $30 / $27 Non-members $50 / $45
Bookings essential: www.qwc.asn.au or (07)3842 9922
Australian Writers Centre
When: Monday 1 September 2014
What: Stories, ideas, fiction… where will your imagination take you?
When: Tuesday 2 September 2014
What: Where a picture is not actually worth 1000 words…
When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014
What: Dragons, spaceships, monsters and quests 101
When: Week beginning Monday 15 September 2014 for five weeks
When: Week beginning Monday 13 October 2014 for five weeks
- Romancing the Reader – Kate Cuthbert, Sarah Mayberry and Anne Gracie talking about romance writing.
- So You want to be a Writer – This week’s episode from the Australian Writers Centre looks at self-publishing sensation Unbroken, how One Direction fan fiction can land you a book deal, bizarre niche blogs, and how to deal with an editor when you can’t deliver what you promised.
RWA is looking to offer our members a series of online writers’ workshops in the second half of 2014 through its new Online Workshop List (OWL). OWL events will be hosted, facilitated and promoted by RWA on a 75:25 profit-share arrangement with the presenter (the greater amount being the presenter’s). We would like to invite interested RWA members and non-RWA members to apply to conduct a workshop online through RWA in the inaugural OWL calendar. Please download the proposal form http://www.romanceaustralia.com/p/89/OWLs, complete by May 1 2014 and email to email@example.com
Classes are run from Margie Lawson’s website using on-line teaching software used by universities. Take a cyber tour before you start your class and introduce yourself.
Affordable forum-style writing classes
A double Golden Heart finalist in 2006, Julie Rowe has been writing for over ten years. Julie teaches a variety of workshops and is the moderator of the Announce Online Classes email loop, which promotes online classes for writers. To subscribe to the Announce online Classes email loop, send an email to: Announceonlinewritingclassesfirstname.lastname@example.org
Writers Festivals 2014
See the website for information on the program
When: September 3–7