Do your first drafts simply gush onto the blank page? Is it your greatest delight to put pen to paper? Well, friend, this is not the class for you!
This 3-hour "live-streamed classroom" is for those of us who find it hard to start, struggle to keep going, and don't seem to be able to finish writing anything we actually care about. You'll be able to chip in, discuss, ask questions and chat with your teacher and classmates in real time.
By approaching writing as a layered process, with humour and empathy, Hayley will take you through some practical strategies for getting words on the page, as well as tips and tricks for developing and revising work.
Learn about ‘Breathing in’ and gain other insights into how established writers keep themselves returning to the work and the joys of the craft. Whatever kind of writing you do (from novels to pointed notes left on car windscreens), you’ll wrap up this session invigorated, with a rock-solid plan of attack.
So grab a cuppa, your notebook and a pen or pencil - let's write!
Hayley is a writer, sessional academic and former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival, which runs in November every year. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in TEXT, Seizure Online, SCUM, Mascara Literary Review, SWAMP and Verity La. She was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine prize and awarded the 2020 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for her novel-in-progress The Push Back.