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Why should I join a Writing Group?

Writers at every stage of their careers from beginners to seasoned best-selling authors benefit from feedback about their work from other practicing writers. Many published novelists will tell you that writing groups taught them how to write – from basic sentence structure and grammar, to sensational characters, pacing and plots. As a member of a writing group, you surround yourself with like-minded writers who come together regularly for a single purpose: to give and receive feedback about works in progress. There are different types of writers groups with different goals, so visit a few until you find one that works for you.

Surprise speakers add value!

Our surprise guests will give short presentations during the convention.

  • Tania Joyce, successful romance author, will tell us how to find support and encouragement for your writing.
  • Do you know what you should look for before submitting your work to an editor? Lauren Daniels, excellent editor and newly published author, gives us the low down in just a few minutes. Who else will be chatting with you?
  • Michelle Beesley, regular contributor and columnist for SheSociety online magazine, gives us a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of her life.
  • Our final mystery guest is Di Hill. Obituaries – who writes them? Di will pass on her experiences in this field.

Tania Joyce’s thoughts on Writing Groups

This year’s convention promises to be an excellent mix of education and entertainment! Join us on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 9am. Here’s a guest post from Tania Joyce – published romance novelist and marketing guru.

I am so excited to be attending the Brisbane Writers Group Convention again this year.  Writing groups enable anyone and everyone to find a diverse group of people that offer encouragement, feedback and guidance to help you improve and enhance your writing. We are lucky in Brisbane to have a broad range of groups available. It may take you a while to find one that suits you, but believe me, it will be worth it when you find your tribe.

I would not have become the author I am today without my writing groups and critique partners. Yes, I presently participate in three writing groups. They all offer different benefits to me.

At Nightwriters at Mt Ommaney, it is a great, friendly and social environment where the diverse range of people offer feedback. This group encourages you to read your work aloud, which helps you to identify errors, pace and nuances in your writing.

My Yon Beyond group, is my romance writing group. We are all published authors and have been on the journey since we were unpublished authors since 2009 (I joined in 2012). We now discuss business, plots, structures, critique work, advertising, promotions, things that work and don’t work in our life of being published authors.

Then I have my Critters – this is my small, dedicated critique partner group where we rip, edit, kill, pull to pieces, each and every word and every chapter of our work-in-progress.

I will be looking after the marketing tables again this year. So come along to the Brisbane Writers Group convention and see if you can find your tribe, or try a different tribe.  There is no need to be monogamous!

Tania Joyce Romance Author Web: www.taniajoyce.com

Social Links: FB | TW | PN | IN | GR

Romance novels that will leave you wanting more…

 

Tania Joyce talks about marketing & social media

Drawing on her professional experience and background in public relations Tania will give us her insights. She is also the author of three published novels with the fourth almost completed. Tania is passionate about writers promoting themselves and will share her ideas with us.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

Can Lauren Daniels help you develop your writing skills?

No doubt about it! As the director of the Brisbane Writers’ Workshop, Lauren Daniels is a professional writer and editor.  Her poetry, travel writing, essays and articles have been published internationally. A freelance editor and the senior consulting editor for Interactive Publications, she is a member of Editors Queensland, and regularly serves on writing panels.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

David Reiter from IP talks about publishing

How much information can you glean from David Reiter’s presentation on digital publishing? Masses! David is an award-winning text and digital artist, and Publisher / CEO at IP (Brisbane). He gives talks and leads workshops on all aspects of publishing, especially digital and author branding via social media. If you’re interested in digital publishing and eBooks check out the 3rd edition of Your eBook Survival Kit .

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

 

Annie Evett shows you how to increase your audience

 

Why listen to Annie Evett talking about how to promote yourself and your work? Annie writes in numerous formats – flash fiction, short stories, blogging, reviews, as an editor to name just a few. Her work is everywhere as she multitasks her writing across all the social media platforms.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

Chris Adams shares his knowledge

What secrets can we learn from Chris Adams about writing and marketing non-fiction? Given his long career in journalism and current affairs Chris is in an ideal position to show us how it’s done.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now! http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

One week to go and look at our door prizes!

Free editing and $50 off any Brisbane Writers Workshop – thanks to Lauren Daniels

2-for-1 coffee/tea voucher for each person who attends the convention plus space for a writers’ group to meet – 2 hours free use of The Goudy Room (which sits up to 6 people) plus a free coffee or tea for each person – thanks to Judy Gregory at Northside Meetings

A free ticket to a self-publishing workshop, Tell your Story, which will be in November this year – thanks to Patrice Shaw and Kirsty Ogden

A FREE Samsung Galaxy Tablet A 9.7” Wifi Valued at $299 – thanks to Officeworks Virginia

 

 

Writers Group Convention 31 July 2016

The 4th annual Writers Group Convention returns to Brisbane on Sunday, 31st July 2016. All writers are invited to attend this event to learn from our excellent speakers.

Whether you have tentatively started to write, write regularly, or are thinking about writing, this convention is for you.

Published authors will share their ideas on how to get your book into readers’ hands. Learn how to pitch your submission, write a synopsis and a summary. See how editors can shine and polish your writing. Meet other writers groups and find out how to benefit from their collective experience. Browse our marketing area and chat to authors. Enjoy the informal meeting of minds and replenish your creative spark.

Date: Sunday 31st July 2016

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Enoggera Bowls Club 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera (near the train station)

Cost: $15 per person

Morning tea provided