At the Newcastle Writers Festival 2015, Margaret Jackson from our writers group wrote an article for ABC Open entitled ‘Top 5 tips for taking your writing further in a group’.
Here is the link to the full article: https://open.abc.net.au/explore/121510
Copied below are some key points from the article.
1. Build confidence in your writing.
One of the hardest things to do when you first start out is to share your work with others. A good compatible writers group can provide a safe place to take those first tentative steps and put your writing out there…
You’ll hear from three members of Hunter Story Creators talk about their published pieces and the process they went through to get to that point. You’ll get practical advice, similar to previous sessions our group has run, but this year we’re doing it in casual conversation style to give you a deeper insight into what makes our three authors tick.
At the end of the session, we’ll be launching Aidan R Walsh’s very first novel, The Game Bird.
What makes our session unique?
Our three panelists – Maree Gallop, Sally Egan and Aidan R Walsh – are local emerging writers. There are no major book deals under their belts (not yet at least!) and they truly write for the love of writing.
That’s not to say they haven’t had their successes: all three have had short stories published and been shortlisted or won writing competitions. At our session on Sunday, you’ll hear how they got to the point of publishing and you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions too.