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Talking about believable characters

WQ-251-WebBannerOver at the Queensland Writers Centre WQ Magazine, I talk about my Top Five Tips for Believable Characters.

Characters: we love them, we hate them, sometimes we want to be them, but the most important thing is that, no matter how
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GenreCon Program is live, live, live!

GenreCon2015BannerYup, if you’re coming to Brisbane for GenreCon at the end of October (and why wouldn’t you be?) the program is here.

On Saturday 31 October I’ll be running this two-hour workshop:

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program 2015

qwcThis highly useful program is open once again, so if your novel is ready (i.e. edited and proofread and carefully plotted with well-rounded, believable characters), then enter!


Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from Hachette Australia
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QWC Short Story Clinic

qwcIn just over three weeks I’ll be teaching the Short Story Clinic at Queensland Writers Centre. What I aim for is for students to come out of the course with at least one short story that’s fit to begin the process of submitting to
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QWC Blog Post – Starting your story: if the door won’t open use a window

qwcIn  the lead-up to my short story clinic at QWC, I’ve written an article for the Queensland Writers Centre blog about how to start your short stories.

The thing to remember is that the short story starts in medias res – in the middle of
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Reminder the Second: QWC Short Story Clinic

qwcApril is creeping towards us, so this is just a reminder that I’m running a Short Story Clinic for Queensland Writers Centre this year. Got a friend or family member with writing dreams and a birthday coming up? Or just writing dreams? Or you
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QWC Writer’s Surgery

qwcThis year I’ll be doing Writer’s Surgeries with the Queensland Writers Centre once again.

QWC’s Writer’s Surgery is a member’s only, writing ‘check up’ to help you overcome hurdles and achieve your writing goals. You’ll submit 20 pages of your work (be it a novel,
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Reminder: QWC Short Story Clinic

qwcJust a reminder for that I’m running a Short Story Clinic for Queensland Writers Centre this year.

Everyone participates by writing and submitting, reading and critiquing everyone else’s stories. So, you’ll learn more about writing craft and how to read your own and others’ work
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2015 Short Story Clinic

logoSo for those of you in Brisbane who are familiar with the Queensland Writers Centre, you’ll know they run a great range of courses for writers at all stages of the learning process.

Next year I’ll be teaching the Short Story Clinic again for QWC.
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Hit Me with Your Best Short: QWC Masterclass

So, I’ll be teaching this for QWC on Saturday 21 Sept, 2013.

As it’s a masterclass you need to submit your work ahead of time so I have time to read and critique it. This is a one day intensive, so itgrama‘s not suitable
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