Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop that you can watch in your own time for a short time. 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.
definition- a rule defining correct procedure or behaviour in a sport (in this case, the publishing industry)
A dilemma we face as authors is to follow religiously, or, with abandon break, the rules and conventions of the writing game and publishing industry. Always show, don’t tell. Only write what you know. Don’t attempt to publish anything remotely controversial or suffer the wrath (of…everyone?), only submit to one house or publication at a time, etc.
From Stella Young to Fiona Wright to Carly Findlay, writers with chronic illness and/or disability are and have been among Australia’s greatest storytellers. For presenter Katerina Bryant, writing her experience of illness has allowed her to find belonging in the history of hysteria. For her, writing is a powerful tool to express, as well as advocate, for change and acceptance. This workshop will explore how to craft a narrative, whether nonfiction or fiction, from the nuanced and immersive experience of living with illness and/or disability.
Where you set your story is just as important as theme and tone. Get it right and your location can carry the same weight as a character. Get it wrong and you’ll end up writing a travelogue no one will be able to imagine or enjoy. Bestselling author Tony Park has drawn on his love of Africa to inspire his 18 novels, and in this workshop he’ll share his tips on researching from your armchair to breathe life into a setting for your story – even places that you’ve never physically visited.