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A Workshop on Creative Writing with Michael Davies
February 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday February 21, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
51 High St
Wauchope, NSW 2445 Australia
A Workshop on Creative Writing and the Procedures for submitting your Book to Traditional Publishers and Self-Publishing will be held at our Wauchope Library on Tuesday 21st February from 2 – 5pm.
Part 1 – Fiction Genres
In this part, we will review the major genres of fiction, including Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Murder Mysteries, Romance and others. We will show the standard structures of each.
Part 2 – Key elements in writing:
- Plot development;
- Character development;
- Controlling the story and characters;
- Review and polishing;
Part 3 – Getting Published
- Submitting to Agents/Publishers;
In this section, we will review the essential elements in submitting your book to a literary agent or a publisher and the mistakes commonly made by authors. We will review the advantages and disadvantages of seeking a publisher.
Then we will examine the detailed and complex methodology of self-publishing your work, what are the essential elements, how to format the manuscript, cover-design and we will review the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing.
Michael Davies wrote his first novel when he was in his forties and it was dreadful, like most first novels. But he persisted and his fourth effort, “Dreamkill,” a psychological thriller was published in the USA. Since then, he has self-published all his own works. More than half his books were written as collaborative projects with children at junior and high schools. He is currently waiting for the 38th novel, the third book in a crime series about serial killers to come from the printers.
He has also published more than 150 books, fiction and non-fiction for other writers.