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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 We are all published authors and have been on the journey since we were unpublished authors since 2009 (I joined in 2012).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

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Romance novels that will leave you wanting more…

 

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

Jennifer Bacia will reveal the secrets of character creation

Does Jennifer Bacia know how to bring characters to life? Absolutely! Jennifer was invited to establish the first creative writing course at Bond University and some of her fiction and non-fiction works have been featured on writing courses as well as university reading lists. As the author of many novels, she brings her vast experience to our convention.

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

Cass Moriarty is speaking at the 2017 Writers Group Convention

Who better than Cass Moriarty to talk to us about submissions and getting a contract? Her debut novel The Promise Seed (UQP 2015) was longlisted for the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award, and shortlisted for both the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards (Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award) and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Author category). Her second novel Parting Words will be released by University of Queensland Press in August 2017

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

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