WRITER’S SURGERY

I’m not really a doctor, but I can help act as a midwife for your book babies.

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I’ve just recently signed up to be a mentor for the Queensland Writers Centre as part of their Writer’s Surgery program.

I’ve been teaching creative writing for over a decade now and writing in earnest since 2002, so I’ve got plenty of tricks up my sleeve to help make your story the very best it can be.

Here’s a testimonial from writer Azra Algaic, author of Not Like My Mother.

“Edwina Shaw is the kind of editor you hope to find: caring and nurturing, but also frank and bold. She challenges you on structure and logic, helping you to create a tighter, cleaner plot, while also honing in on those grammatical oversights and inevitable typos. Her technical and craft knowledge result in a holistic and detailed assessment of your manuscript that leaves you inspired to tackle that dreaded rewrite.”

For this program I’ll only be looking at the first 20 pages, but I can certainly put you on the right track and help you to find your way forward from there.

If you’re interested please contact QWC at the Writer’s Surgery and book in for a consultation.

Happy writing!

 

 

 

 

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RED WINE, BLUE CHEESE

 

red-wine-blue-cheeseRecently I won third prize in the Odyssey House short story competition with my short story Red Wine Blue Cheese. YAY!

Never give up on a story. I’d been working on this one and sending it out over and over again since 2005. At last it’s found a good home and you can read it – HERE

It’s set in Singapore and loosely based on the time I spent there in the mid-nineties, just before I escaped to the chaotic freedom and wildness of Cambodia. Let me know what you think. Hope you like it 🙂

 

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