I’m totally AFK at the moment.
I’m down in Bryon Bay for several of the writers festival workshops and made the dreadful mistake of leaving my laptop at home. Oh folly! The only reason I’m able to write this post is because I downloaded the WordPress app for my phone. So you are currently reading my first post written from my phone (let’s see how many words autocorrect will mutilate!).
Yesterday I attended a ‘Getting Published’ workshop with Annette Barlow. The workshop is geared toward enabling writers to better understand what it is publishers want from you.
I enjoyed hearing a publisher’s viewpoint of everything. The class is one of the classes offered (or a splinter from the classes offered) by Faber Academy, Allen and Unwin’s writer academy (I’ll provide links when I’m not on my phone).
Today I attended a fiction master class with MJ Hyland. Her critiquing techniques were really interesting and thought provoking, but I was definitely the odd duck since I was the only genre writer in a room full of literary fiction and YA writers. I loved the interrogating she did to help people get to the core of their plots. I’ll try to write about that in more detail later (perhaps when I’m not on my phone).
All this is a very long winded way of saying I’ll be posting my goals round up post late ;p