A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Published December 28th 2014
The New Year, a New You?
It is that time of year when people contemplate a set of New Year's resolutions. A time to ponder the year that has been and what is to come. Some may be seeking new ventures or to expand on old ones. It is a time to set goals and dream dreams. There may be time to write some of these thoughts down and discover the skills a good writer needs. Many of us need the skills of writing, for study, work and pleasure. The SA Writers Centre offers diverse program of events for all manner of writing skills.
SA Writers Centre
SA Writers Centre The SA Writers Centre is located in the heart of Adelaide and is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and writing. The Centre, which has over 1200 members, was the first of its kind in Australia and continues to act as a resource for people of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of craft and publishing.
Services SA Writers Centre offers writers many great resources. Professional services for writers include manuscript assessments; they can assess your completed manuscript for you to ensure it is publication ready. Consultations with with a SA Writers Centre staff member to help you with your writing questions. There is a professional development program to refine your skills as a writer. In addition to cost effective city venue hire.
There are many workshops throughout the year. The program of Writing Workshops and Events for January, February and March is out now.
Become a Paid Travel Writer with Max Anderson Creating an Online Portfolio for Writers with Louise Pascale Keeping Trim: micro-fiction with Matt Potter Writing Rom Com with Carla Caruso Binding Bespoke Books with Haig Miller
Some of the workshops completely book out, so book in early to avoid disappointment.
SA Writers Centre lists a number of competitions on offer throughout Australia. Writing competitions can be a great way to get your writing out in the world. They can be a crucial stepping stone in your writing career, bringing of recognition, some money to buy writing or editing time, publication deals or the possibility of securing an agent.
Writers need to look very carefully at the competition guidelines, terms and conditions. Some require an entry fee or reading fee.
In some cases, however, 'literary competitions' are just money-making ventures. In other cases, by entering the competition you may be automatically signing over the rights to your work (your copyright), or agreeing to a publication arrangement.
There are many more benefits to becoming a member of the SA Writers Centre. Some of which is learning from each other. Perhaps you are willing to try something new in 2015?