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August 13th, 2023 1:00 PM — August 13th, 2023 4:00 PM



August 13th, 2023 1:00 PM — August 13th, 2023 4:00 PM


Award-winning author Will Kostakis combines practical writing advice with honest reflections on his fifteen-year career writing for young adults.

Over three hours, Will takes you through the writing process, from selecting ideas and structuring novels, to crafting a voice that crackles on the page. But writing is only half of being an author. What are the financial realities of writing books for young adults? How do you sustain a viable career? How do you build a brand? How do you weather setbacks and controversy? Will is (excuse the pun) an open book. He armours you with the tools you'll need to write and elevate your work, and survive the ups and downs of authordom.

Participants will:

  • Generating young adult ideas
  • Plot and structure
  • Crafting voice
  • Elevating your work (literary merit)
  • A step-by-step guide through all the professional mistakes he's made so you don't make them


About Will Kostakis

First published at 19, Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. His career spans 15 years, and includes the bestsellers The First Third and The Sidekicks. He was awarded the 2020 Maurice Saxby Award by the School Library Association of New South Wales for service to children’s and young adult literature. We Could Be Something is his sixth novel for young adults.


Venue: Morgan Thomas Room, State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

Members $88 / Non-members $140


—Not a Writers SA member? Members receive more than 30% off the full price of this workshop, you’ll also get a free 20 minute consult, expert advice about your career and your work, and join a community of like-minded creatives. Join now for as little as $60! 

—We strongly recommend all staff, speakers, and attendees of in-person events be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You cannot attend if you are unwell or you or a close family member test positive to Covid-19 in the five days prior to this event. See our full policy here.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—If you are a member of another state based writers centre, SCBWI SA or Editors SA, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the program commencement date to get a code for the member price.

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on August 11th, 2023 4:00 PM

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  • a free 20-minute consultation with our Director upon sign up
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  • career pathway support and opportunities
  • access to a community of writers
  • opportunities to meet industry professionals
  • opportunities for publication and promotion

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