Welcome to Gondor Writers' Centre
Hello, I’m Elaine Ouston. I’m a published author, editor, writing tutor, and designer at Gondor Writers’ Centre, and school literary festivals organiser and presenter at Australian Literary Festivals and Book Fairs.
As an editor, I read hundreds of manuscripts every year. Many have a great story to tell but are not written well enough to meet the exacting standards set by popular authors, and expected by publishers and the average reader.
Writing a great story of any kind requires as much technical skill as it does imagination, but these skills can be learned. Like all professions, to be the best at what you do, you have to work at it.
Many people can tell a story, but if it doesn’t excite and intrigue the reader on the first page, they won’t read on.
These skills are needed whatever you are writing: short story, poems, memoirs, novels, etc. Every professional had to put in the hard yards to learn their vocation. A writer is no different.
Check out our services below or talk to us about how we can help.
Writing & Publishing Services:
We offer a full range of writers’ services to optimize your chance of being published, or to prepare your manuscript for self-publishing.
If you are receiving rejections or are considering self-publishing, have a look at the services we offer.
You will find everything you need, from writing workshops to improve your chances, manuscript appraisals, editing and proofreading, to book cover design, illustration for picture books, and layout of your book for print or eBook.
We can even help with publishing and marketing. Choose the option that suits you best from the menus below and use our contact form, or email or phone us to let us know how we can help.
Browse our services by selecting the links below.
Gondor Writers Centre is located at 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough:
We are just minutes from the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane, very close to the highway and a railway station. The facilities are set up for workshops with a large room, a car park and public bathroom facilities.
Elaine Ouston and Ron Day are available for school and library visits to give workshops or talks about writing.
Making your book the best it can be is not as expensive as you think.
Improve your chances of publication or self-publish with our services.