On-demand online writing courses for summer

Join us for a scintillating series of writing workshops you can do in your own time, at your own pace, anywhere there’s an Internet connection!

These affordable, self-paced workshops are the perfect choice if you want to get started on a creative project, get published (or self-publish), or cover essential aspects of craft and publishing with industry experts.

On-demand courses include video content from our professional instructors, as well as handouts and and fact sheets to take away.

On-Demand Workshops:

1001 Paths to Publication

Two videos will give an overview of the traditional publishing model in Australia, and overseas, followed by some self-publishing options. You can then download the FAQ’s and a spreadsheet with some handy details about which genres are best represented by Australian vs overseas markets.

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Self-publishing 101

Whether you’re looking to make a career out of self-publishing or have just one book to publish, but you don’t know where to start, this workshop will help you with the knowledge you’ll need to bring your manuscript to market.

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Fiction Writing Essentials

Covering the fundamentals of writing compelling fiction, we’ll analyse what makes a great 3D character, as well as what you need in order to keep your plot exciting and your reader turning the pages.

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Getting Submission Ready

Join Writers SA’s Bronwyn Tilley as we navigate what a successful query letter should look like when you’re ready to start submitting to publishers and agents so you can create one of your own!

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Goal, Motivation, Conflict

Making up the foundation of almost all fast paced fiction is the concept of Goal, Motivation, Conflict, the ‘who, what, why and why not’. In this short video, we’ll walk you through the steps to see if your story has it.

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Writing Chronic Illness, Mental Illness and Neurodivergence

Are you looking to develop richly complex and diverse characters for your stories but are not sure how to go about it? Join Dr Helen Edwards for a workshop on developing authentic characters using sensitively researched information and drawing from lived experience.

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Members get more

Not a Writers SA member? Sign up from as little as $60 and not only will you receive more than 30% off the full price of these workshops, you’ll also get a free 20 minute consult, expert advice about your career and your work, and join a network of like-minded creatives.

If you are a member of another state based writers centre, SCBWI SA or Editors SA, please contact [email protected] to get a code for the member price

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