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TWELVE

***Twelve is now full. Please contact [email protected] if you wish to be added to a waitlist***

 

Do you have trouble finding the time to write? Are there too many distractions around you? Do you often think to yourself, ‘if only I just had a day to write, I would get so much done?’ If so, then The TWELVE experience is for you!

TWELVE is your ‘no excuses, no limits, no distractions’ opportunity to get your writing projects heated up to boiling point. No escape, no diversions, no wandering focus – just twelve uninterrupted hours of unadulterated writing. When there are no distractions, there’s nothing left to do but write and you will surprise yourself at how much you get down on the page.

Whether you’re getting a novel started, finishing a work in progress, or simply looking for dedicated time to focus creatively, investing in TWELVE is the way to do it. So join us for a life-changing, writing marathon and unlock the writing creature from within!

 

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Getting Started: ONLINE

This workshop books out every time we run it, so we’ve decided to make it easier for you to access online!

 

Keen to leap into writing but not sure where to start? Looking for beginner’s inspiration or to reignite a lost passion? This is THE workshop to kickstart your new writing journey.

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: August 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 94

Scrivener for Writers

with Steve Shipley

Heard about the popular writing software Scrivener but haven’t been sure where to start? Using it already but keen for an overview of its strengths and capabilities to get you back on track? Then this workshop is for you!

Price: General Admission A$180.00

Date: August 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Dynamic Dialogue

*** This workshop is now full. Please email [email protected] and we will add you to the waitlist. ***

with Victoria Purman

More than simply a conversation between characters, dialogue is a powerful tool that reveals story, character, and history, and sets the tone for your book. But how do you translate spoken dialogue to the page? And how do you make characters sound like real people, and not cardboard cutouts?

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: August 27, 2017

Grammar Refresher for Writers

with Kevin O’Brien

Immaculate grammar means better writing, more readability and much better chances of being published. It looks more professional and adds potency to the message that you are conveying. This workshop is ideal for anyone looking to improve your business communication, to polish off your creative writing, or just to upskill and impress your boss.

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: August 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Short Stories 101: ONLINE

Wanting to get some of your stories out of your head and onto the page? Have your eye on submitting a short piece for publication soon?

Join us for an online short story clinic, which will see you learning all the skills you need to complete and polish a short creative story over the course of four weeks.

Price: General Admission A$340.00

Date: August 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 99

Spring Inspiration: Daily Writing Prompts

Winter's over! Time to get re-inspired. We’ve designed the perfect program for your creative writing. Every day during September an inspiring and specifically crafted writing prompt will be delivered straight to your inbox.

Price: General Admission A$60.00

Date: September 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 91

Writer Voice vs Character Voice

with Vikki Wakefield

'I'm looking for a distinctive voice,' says every editor and publisher ever, when talking about what they want to publish.

But do they mean a distinctive writer voice or character voice? Is voice inveterate, like being blue-eyed or left-handed, or can it be changed and controlled? And how do you actually find your voice?

Price: General Admission A$160.00

Date: September 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 14

Creative Writing 101: Online

Are you looking for inspiration to start your creative writing journey? If you have passion, ideas and motivation then this 6 week online course will add technique and confidence to your armoury, as well as offering you a range of approaches and practical exercises to help you generate great writing.

Price: General Admission A$360.00

Date: September 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 99

Understanding Genres

with Chelsea Avard

Want to make readers daydream about love, or give them nightmares? Get them worrying about robot revenge or wondering about interplanetary possibilities? Or are you a little confused about which genre you are writing in to begin with?

 

Understanding the basic conventions of different genres can help you to deeply understand the story you are developing and provide a framework for you to hang your creativity on. But it can be challenging to learn the basics of creating strong, convincing genre fiction from just reading lots of books.

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: September 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 18