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The Rhythm Method
Online Writing Lab for Romance Writers of Australia
From action beats to the way a sentence flows; from the back-and-forth patter between two characters to the pulse of tension thrumming behind the scenes, a story’s rhythm can shape the tone and atmosphere of a story and bring it to life, but how do you find those patterns when you’re busy trying to obey all the writing “rules” out there?
THE RHYTHM METHOD will guide you through different techniques to tighten your text, improve your pacing and find the rhythm in your writing. Each week we will demystify some of those pernicious writing “rules” and you’ll learn tips and tricks to tighten your text and find your story’s rhythm.
Who the course is for: Writers of all levels who want to improve their writing skills and push their manuscript to the next level.
During this course you will work on your existing manuscript and:
- See how rhythm can drive a scene.
- Learn how to make a dialogue sandwich.
- Discover how to eliminate redundant writing.
- Find out how to recognise filter words, passive voice and showing/telling.
Demystifying the Editing Process
Conflux | The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference
Whether you’re planning to self-publish or hoping to work with a traditional publisher, chances are you’re going to end up working with an editor – but what does that actually involve?
This workshop covers:
- What an editor does (and why you need one)
- The different types of editing
- How to get your manuscript (and yourself) ready for editing
- What the editing process looks like
- Tools and resources
- How to find and hire your own editor (including cost estimates).
This will also include a Q&A session, so come armed with your questions about editing and publishing!
Double Bay Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW 2028
Join us for a one day workshop exploring the fundamentals of doing your own digital publishing, from identifying an audience for your work to understanding different digital formats, and how to promote your finished product.
Convenor Roz Hopkins has extensive experience as a publisher and will introduce you to the key points of delivering a digital book to readers.
She will be joined by a series of guest speakers, who can share their industry expertise and knowledge.
NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle, NSW 2039
Want to take control of your publishing? Interested in ebooks? Unsure about print-on-demand?
This two-day seminar covers the nuts and bolts of doing your own publishing, from identifying your audience to formats, uploads and promotion.
Session: Editing essentials: Before you even think about uploading, think about editing
Abigail will explain why an independent author needs to engage the services of an editor (to meet the same professional standards as a traditional publishing house), outlining what an editor does (the different types of editing and copyright/legal issues) and illustrating this point with examples of what can go wrong if you skip this critical step in the publishing process. She will advise how to find not just an editor, but the right editor, and she will address the different role that an editor may have for a self-published authors compared to within a traditional publishing house.