Saturday 23 July, 10 – 4 pm
‘It was great how she gave so much information in such a short time, precisely and clearly. The course absolutely met my expectations and way above and is definitely value for money.’ – Amanda, Melbourne, 2015. Sarah Menary, who visited us at Café Giraffe on Saturday 18 June, also rates this course highly. Find out what really goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices and how to improve one’s chances of publication. The program will include sessions on sure-fire proposals, editing your first page, opening chapters, how to write a great covering letter and the top ten reasons manuscripts are rejected.
Starting on 19 October 2011, the Melb-Lit Writing Group will be complementing their Saturday meetups with weekday meetups on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm at the Riverland Bar and Cafe, Vaults 1-9, near Federation Square.
Interested writers should bring a pen and five copies of up to 2,000 – 3,000 words of a work in progress. The way it works is that everyone passes out copies of their work to be read on the spot. Once everyone has read your work, the paper copies with edits are returned and verbal feedback is given in a friendly and respectful round-robin style format. Then the group moves to the next writer and repeats the process.
This a great way to get immediate feedback by published writers, improve your craft, help others improve theirs, network, and enjoy the scenic outdoors along the Yarra.