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Why not nurture your story, build wonder and adventure at The Brisbane Writers Workshop, Writing for Children and Young People course, November 2015. Image from, Children reading books

Are you a creative writer? Do you have a book you are working on but would like guidance from a professional editor?

Do you like writing for children or young people?

Whatever your story, The Brisbane Writers Workshop can help you.

In my experience, writers spend a lot of time alone but every so often, we need to connect with like-minded people and editors to fan our creative sparks.

Sometimes we need to give ourselves a creative artist's date and that's where The Brisbane Writers Workshop steps in!

The Brisbane Writers Workshop offers courses for novices through to seasoned writers and covers different topics each time. They offer professional guidance in creative writing, writing for children, story structure and memoirs too. Each workshop is set in a beautiful location to inspire your imagination and build your creative muscles. Recently, I attended a workshop held at Harmony Place about 10 minutes from Mitchelton. The gardens were magnificent and the quiet space helped open my creative flow.

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Brisbane Writers Workshop course held at Harmony Place. Surrounded by natural beauty. Images courtesy of Lauren E Daniels.

I have attended three creative writing workshops with The Brisbane Writers Workshops including:
Introduction to Novel Writing
Seasons and Symbols, and
Writers Who Run with the Wolves

Each time, I gained deeper understanding of the creative writing process and numerous ideas for characters, settings and plot. I shared my prose and received positive and constructive feedback, helping me renew my commitment to writing.

The Brisbane Writers Workshop is run by professional writer and editor, Lauren Daniels, who will inspire you to greater heights. It is so much fun to discuss story with Lauren as she is caring and incredibly passionate about sharing her industry insights to help you achieve your goals.

Lauren's enthusiasm has inspired me to keep going and create worlds to share with my readers. It's wonderful to find a kindred editor who cares about you and where your story is going, but also guides you to the success you seek with your writing goals.

Lauren Daniels has worked in publishing since the early 1990s and edited over 55 books. As a past student, I highly recommend attending her courses if you have a manuscript you would like to take to the next level.

Workshops are limited in size and are tailored to respond to individual needs. Check out The Brisbane Writers Workshop website for upcoming enrolment dates.

Upcoming Course:

I am excited to share that The Brisbane Writers Workshop is running a new course, Writing for Children & Young People on Sunday, 22 November 2015. The workshop is affordable too!

Aimed at helping you develop your story for children or young people, it doesn't matter whether you are inspired by Mem Fox's picture books or J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Explore story ideas and gain professional guidance from seasoned industry editors at this workshop.

With limited spaces, Writing for Children & Young People will respond to your goals and:
Discuss goals with children's editor and prose editor who work in publishing.
Examine elements needed to make a picture book stand out to publishers.
Explore aspects of a good chapter book that capture the imagination of young readers and whisk them into a world of wonder and adventure.
Enjoy free-writing exercises and deepen your creative muscles.
Enjoy quiet reflection in a contemplative garden environment.
Play in the creative goldmine of 'writing what you know'.
Discuss self-publishing, assisted publishing and royalty publishing.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A too.

Contact Lauren Daniels to book your spot for this one day Writing for Children & Young People Workshop.

The Presenters:
Lauren Daniels is the senior prose editor at Interactive Publishing and has guided 55 Australian novels, memoirs, non-fiction books and short story/essay collections into the global marketplace over the past decade. Also a writer with her first publication in '87, she's passionate about sharing industry insights and cool tips from her beloved mentors.

Lauren E Daniels, Brisbane Writers Workshop, Writing for Children and Young People Course, Editor; Author, Brisbane Creative Writing Courses
Lauren Daniels, Professional Writer and Editor. Image courtesy of Lauren Daniels.

Anna Bartlett is an author, editor and manuscript assessor. Her first novel, A Penny in Time (for 8-12 year olds), was published in 2011, and she has also collaborated on the text of a children's picture book, Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher, with Swiss author and illustrator Céline Eimann. From '08-'14, she worked as the Children's and Young Adult Editor at Interactive Publications.

Anna Bartlett, Brisbane Writers Workshop, Writing for Children and Young People Course, Author, Editor, Manuscript Assessor, Brisbane Creative Writing Courses
Anna Bartlett, Author, Editor and Manuscript Assessor. Brisbane Writers Workshop. Image courtesy of Anna Bartlett.

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Why? You love to write creative stories and want to take your writing to the next level
When: Sunday, 22 November 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
Phone: 0432 716 735
Where: Harmony Place, Bunya Downs QLD
Cost: Courses from $165 (incl. gst) per person. Check the website for other course prices.
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