Here you will be able to retreat to the beautiful countryside to attend workshops conducted by me, Ron, and many visiting authors and illustrators. We will start with one and two day workshops, with the option of over-night accommodation arranged for the two day workshops, and plan to hold a mini festival involving many different tutors before the end of the year.
If your dream is to be a published author, make this your year. We so often get caught up with pleasing others that we forget to do the things that feed our soul. I know that writing feeds mine. I have decided that this is the year I take time for me; to do some more writing, as well as help others achieve their dream of doing the same.
Often we put off what is important to us. But a happy life is about balance – time to nurture others and time to nurture yourself. Don't get caught up thinking that you'll get there "one day”, because life is short. And if you don't make time now, then "one day" may never come. If you have ambitions to be a skilled writer, take the first step to learning all you can and start your journey. No one became a success at anything without first putting in the hard yards to learn all they could about the subject. Every professional in the world studied hard to achieve their dream. A writer is no different. It takes great skill to be good enough to be published. These skills are needed whatever you are writing: short story, poems, memoirs, novels, etc.
As a publisher and 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 the popular authors and to satisfy the average reader. With a little more skill and knowledge on writing, those writers could make the grade.
Our workshops will start at the end of February. A full schedule of workshops by Ron and me is on our website. Workshops by guest authors will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. If our building is not completed in time, we will hold the first workshop in Kilcoy.
To learn more about our workshops go to our website, http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html/ If you are interested in booking, select the one that interests you by using the ‘book now’ button and I will get back to you with the address and details.
I look forward to seeing you sometime through the year to help you achieve your dream.