In this lively workshop you will learn powerful tools, to help make your work relevant and captivating – how to arrive at your own voice, and weave in the voices of others. How can you connect profoundly with readers? What do you leave in and what do you take out, and what are the biggest mistakes non-fiction writers tend to make?
Find out how you can get clear about who your book is for, and how to be sure you’ve got this right. Learn the secrets of a punchy opening, and how to draw up a solid chapter plan. Find out why is layering so important, and what can you do when a chapter or section feels a bit thin. Are case studies worth considering, and if so, how might you weave them in?
Should you use endnotes? What are the rules, when interviewing others? What are you looking for when asking for feedback? What are the essential tips needed to edit your work. And how do you put together a punchy proposal for publishers?
Date: Thursday 5 August Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community Centre, Cavanbah Room. Upstairs at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay Cost: $120 General / $100 Members
About the Presenter
Social researcher Maggie Hamilton writes books and for magazines; gives frequent talks and lectures; and is a keen observer of social trends. Maggie has held a number of senior roles at the ABC and in publishing, where she set up and ran the Inspired Living imprint for Allen & Unwin.
Her professional memberships have included, serving on the Executive of the Sydney Peace Foundation; as a Member of the Organising Committee for the Federation Australian Women Speak Conference, Office for the Status of Women, set up to examine the future of Australian women; and most recently as a founding member of the Heart of Australia Day organising committee.
Maggie’s books, which have been published in over a dozen countries worldwide, include What Men Don’t Talk About, the lives of real men and boys behind our stereotypes; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? the 21st century issues boys and girls face, and practical workable solutions; and her new book When We Become Strangers: How Loneliness Leaks Into Our Lives and What We Can Do About It. www.maggiehamilton.org