Events

Training

    Face To Face

    Face-to-face events run by the ASA around Australia. 

    Online

    No matter where you live, join us online for professional development training and events.

  • Pitch Perfect Melbourne (limited places left)

    Developing a pitch is a crucial part of getting your book into focus. This course helps you refine your pitch, choose the best publishers to approach and get the right publication outcome for your manuscript. It will also help you understand where your work fits in and how to get it read.

    ‘Pitch Perfect’ is designed for authors of fiction and non-fiction for teens and above. It is not designed for authors of picture books, or books for young children.

    29.04.17
  • Writing with Kate Forsyth: How to Plot a Novel

    In this hour-long workshop, Kate Forsyth shares some of the most effective plotting tools that she has discovered in her twenty years of writing and teaching. She is also happy to answer your plotting questions.

    This series is likely to book out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    5.05.17
  • Masterclass: Plot Sydney (limited places left)

    A highly structured masterclass for published writers already working on a novel, or with one in mind. Ideal for writers of non-fiction wanting to make the leap into fiction, for short story writers wanting to write a novel, or for emerging novelists, this one day masterclass will focus on the skills and approaches particular to the novel. Using intensive writing exercises, you'll find your way to the heart of your novel, developing an understanding of character, story, style and – most importantly – structure. How does one create a character who will lead the novel? What are the crucial questions that you need to address? Group discussion, writing exercises focused tightly on your novel, laughter and the opportunity to really stretch yourself will characterise this course. At the end of the day, you will know what you need to make your novel really sing.

    Applicants will be asked to submit a brief outline of their writing history and their current fiction project.

    6.05.17
  • Creators on Craft Online Series: Tara June Winch

    How to write short fiction that strikes a balance between prose and plot. How to use imagery, memory, and effective language to create a short piece of fiction for a chapter or stand-alone story, as well as finding the right characters to tell the story that needs telling.

    11.05.17
  • How to sell books through Booktopia and Angus & Robertson Bookworld (BOOKED OUT)

    The Chat Room - Guest Chatter: John Purcell

    1.06.17
  • Writing with Kate Forsyth: Building the Fictional World

    Kate Forsyth shares her best tips and tricks in this hour-long workshop, and will also take time to answer your questions.

    This series is likely to book out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    2.06.17
  • Getting in Shape, Online

    A One-Day workshop designed to help authors improve their online presence.

    6.06.17
  • Creators on Craft Online Series: Lisa Cron

    Redefining Backstory: 5 Steps to Writing an Irresistible Novel By Lisa Cron – joining us from NYC.

    8.06.17
  • Pitch Perfect Sydney

    Developing a pitch is a crucial part of getting your book into focus. This course helps you refine your pitch, choose the best publishers to approach and get the right publication outcome for your manuscript. It will also help you understand where your work fits in and how to get it read.

    ‘Pitch Perfect’ is designed for authors of fiction and non-fiction for teens and above. It is not designed for authors of picture books, or books for young children.

    17.06.17
  • Literary speed dating Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

    A roomful of publishers and agents and three minutes to pitch your work, ask a question or exchange email addresses. Bring your solid story idea, business cards and pitching skills.

    24.06.17
  • Writing with Kate Forsyth: How to Get Published

    Kate Forsyth will show you the simple and easy way to write a pitch, a synopsis, an outline, and a query letter, and then demystify some of the complex publishing industry for you. She will also take time to answer your questions and give you some advice on what to do next.

    This series is likely to book out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    7.07.17
  • Creators on Craft Online Series: Michael Robotham

    MAKE THEM CARE:

    Of course you need compelling characters and a cracking story, but even more importantly you must make your audience care. The moment a writer loses the empathy and interest of their reader, there is nothing to stop that person putting the book down and turning on the TV.

    14.09.17
  • Publish your eBook – today’s options

    If you want to publish a professional-looking eBook in the most efficient and effective way possible, this course is for you. Included is a one-hour live webinar during which Steven Lewis will answer your questions. Don’t waste time by making mistakes or getting frustrated. Learn from a professional.

    3.10.17
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