Thursday, 19 March 2015

Newcastle Writers Festival: - The Next Level - How to Take Your Writing From Hobby to Publication

Like many people in Newcastle and the Hunter I began my writing journey through Karen Whitelaw’s creative writing courses through the Hunter WEA.  I’d like to second her promotion of the Newcastle Writer’s Festival and suggest you visit her blog, ‘The Writer’s Life’ to find out more about the Festival.

After I finished the creative writing courses, I was keen to continue the writing group process and took up a suggestion to start a writers group.  Three years later we have evolved into a great writers group that continues to help speed up the process of expanding and improving each members writing.

We applied last year to present a session at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival, and to our delight were accepted.  

So on Sunday at 3pm in the Mulubinba room of the Newcastle Town Hall we present our session:

The Next Level – How to Take your Writing from Hobby to Publication.

We are one of the four last sessions of the day. We would love to see you there.

I will post about how our session went after Sunday. 

 If people would like I will also post some of the information from my segment which is - DON’T GO IT ALONE – where I talk about how a writers group can help improve and expand your writing and help move toward publication. 

 I will be keen for any feedback you would like to give. 

See you all there on Sunday at 3pm


  1. That's a great idea to share info on here about your section of the session! I think I'll do the same :-) Looking forward to hearing your section tomorrow! The practice run the other day was fantastic!

  2. thanks Jessie. Let's talk tomorrow about what to share after Sunday. I think our presentation is going to be great and very helpful to other writers. I'm really looking forward to being part of it.

  3. Thankyou for presenting today ... I really enjoyed hearing what each of you shared! Hope it was a fun experience for you, too.

    1. thanks for that feedback Vanessa. Glad yo enjoyed it and hope you got good things out of it. We all enjoyed it too.


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