January- March 2023

writing workshop

Have you promised yourself that 2023 is going to be the year you finally start writing?

Can’t get to a retreat, but still want to make a start on your stories?

Busting to get those stories out of your head and onto the page?

Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start?

Whether you want to write fiction, memoir or screenplays, this live online 6 workshop course covers all the elements essential to writing a good story.

Get all the hints and tips you need from someone who’s been working in the industry for over 20 years as both writer and editor. I’ll gently guide you through all the elements of narrative in fun, interactive classes that are guaranteed to get you writing.

Each workshop is 1.5 hours and runs on Saturdays from 10 am till 11:30 am Brisbane, Australia time, with extra time for questions. These are not power point presentations but live, exciting classes where you will be writing and talking with other writers, asking questions and getting answers right from the very first session.


WORKSHOP 1: 21 January – YOUR STORIES Where do story ideas come from? What stories do you want to write? Areas of interest? Free writing. Using the five senses – Writing in scenes

WORKSHOP 2: 28 January – SETTING, World building, grounding your reader, setting the tone and using setting to illustrate emotion 


WORKSHOP 3: 11 February – CHARACTER –Create complex characters and shape your plot around their goals WRITE A CHARACTER PORTRAIT and submit 

WORKSHOP 4: 18 February – DIALOGUE – Get those characters talking but without the boring bits

WORKSHOP 5: 25 February – PLOT  – keep readers turning pages conflict in every page. Learn my secret formula! S = H+ F

WORKSHOP 6: 4 March – SELF EDITING – writing is rewriting – scene lists, nitty gritty, cleaning up your sentences

SUBMIT a story for feedback by 11 March


If you can’t make any of the live online classes (done using Zoom – very easy to use), don’t worry! All classes will be recorded and sent to you within a few days so you can catch up.

Meet other writers and make writing buddies that will cheer you on and help you polish your work. Pay a little more and get professional feedback on your writing to fast track your writing skills.

Usually these kind of courses cost over $500! Sometimes thousands!

But I know most writers, or folk yearning to put pen to page, often have more dash than cash which is why I’m offering this special course for only $250.

With feedback on up to 2000 words – that you can use for one or two submissions – for an extra $50!! Bargain 🙂

When I’m pricing my retreats and workshops I always ask myself, would I pay that? And yes, for this course, I most certainly would! I wish this kind of course had been available when I first started writing. I’m so excited to be able to offer it to you now.


A 6 week crash course covering all the basics of narrative. Live online workshops January – March 2023



Professional advice on your writing up to 2000 words. CRASH COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING participants only!



Join me for a free workshop Saturday 10 December 2022 – my Xmas present to my writing friends!

Write your way into a brand new story! This workshop is perfect for anyone needing to reboot their creative mojo!

Learn the basics of writing scenes in this fun, interactive online workshop. See what a bit of deep relaxation can do for your creative powers, harness the power of your imagination and connect with other writers in a safe, relaxed environment.

Just join my newsletter tribe and I’ll send the link out on Saturday morning in plenty of time! If you can’t make it then, I’ll be sharing the link to the recording in my December newsletter.

Don’t be shy! We’re a friendly lot! I’ve been teaching creative writing since 2005 so you’re in safe hands.

See you there 🙂

Lots of love,


Don’t just peek over the fence at everyone else having fun, join up and JOIN US!!