Have you ever finished a book and thought "I could write better than that"? Or maybe you want to record your life story for future generations.
If you're wondering how to start, joining a writers centre may be the answer. These centres provide help with instruction, support, inspiration and professional advice. Whatever your interest, from autobiography to science fiction and everything in between, there's one for you.
Each group is different, so take the time to visit their website, read their newsletters and possibly attend a workshop to get the feel of the organisation. Membership isn't generally required to participate but members get discounted access to workshops and other benefits.
Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia
KSP offers a writer-in-residence program for established and emerging writers. Regular workshops are presented by members and the writers-in-residence. KSP also sponsors literary competitions including the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day fundraiser for Princess Margaret Hospital.
Membership is $55 single, $45 concession, family $65
11 Old York Road, Greenmount
Peter Cowan Writers Centre
Peter Cowan Writers' Centre
The Peter Cowan Writers Centre (PCWC) began in 1995 and moved to its current location on the Joondalup campus of Edith Cowan University in 1998. PCWC has monthly meetings and a regular Writing for Pleasure group among others.
As well as workshops, PCWC offers members the opportunity to read their work on a local radio station and sponsors several literary competitions.
Membership is $62, concession $47, family $77, group $107. There is an additional initial joining fee of $20.
Edith Cowan House Building 20
ECU Joondalup Campus, Joondalup