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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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WRITING THE BODY COURSE

Happy Yogi

Happy Yogi

On the 31st of January, I am running a half-day WRITING THE BODY workshop through the fabulous Queensland Writers Centre, combining my twin passions, yoga and writing.

I have enjoyed a regular daily practice of yoga since 1993, and currently teach professional dancers at a local university. I’ve been doing yoga longer than most of my young students have been alive! It’s certainly the only thing that makes it possible for me to keep up with them, if only for a couple of hours.

However, yoga is much more than a physical discipline.  It is the perfect remedy for healing a multitude of woes, working on the emotional and spiritual planes alongside the physical in every pose.

Writing is a sedentary profession. Like most people these days, I spend far too long sitting down in front of a screen. A daily yoga practice helps keep my body pain-free and my mind clear. It also helps to build that discipline which is so necessary for those of us on creative paths –self discipline. Otherwise known as bum glue!

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happy writer

In the WRITING THE BODY workshop I lead participants through gentle yoga exercises to help relieve common postural problems writers encounter, such as sore necks, shoulders and lower backs. But more than that, we will discover how to express the sensations of the body through writing and use yogic techniques to go deep within ourselves to unearth the stories held there.

It’s going to be lots of fun. I hope you can join me. Click here for more info and to sign up.

Free mini-massages for every participant!

You can combine my course with another session on journaling which looks wonderful. I guarantee you’ll come away feeling more relaxed than you have in years, with a renewed enthusiasm for writing.

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