Next Meeting 3rd June Thursday.

At RED C (Old Deep Sea Fishing Club)

Start time 10am for coffee and chat, meeting starts at 10.30.

Guest speaker Wendy Haynes, from Port Maquarie Writers’ Centre

Lunch is available at the club, after the meeting.

DON’T FORGET Workshop on 9th June

FROM BLANK SCREEN to FLOWING

If you have ever suffered from writer’s block, or you just need to be inspired.

Info in previous post. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop: From Blank Screen to Flowing: with Michael Burlace

Mark your calendar. JUNE 9TH 2021

WOMBAT ROOM @ Coffs Harbour Community village.

From Blank Screen to Flowing.

Start time 10am till 12noon.

Cost Non members $15 members $10

BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED! Secure your place early!

Transfer the relevant amount to BSB 533000 and ACCOUNT 32816136 and insert B2F followed by your surname.
Then email your presenter Michael Burlace at burlace@gmail.com with your given name and surname and phone number (preferably mobile) and let him know you will be coming to the Blank Screen workshop.

If you cannot pay online, email your details including phone number to Michael and let him know you want to come to the Blank Screen workshop.

It’s important you make email or phone contact with Michael because numbers are limited.

If you have any questions, phone him on 0409 075 558 or email him.

Is writer’s block an issue for you? Do you get stuck occasionally? Don’t know how to start?

We’ll tackle some ways around that.

Then we’ll move on to some writing skills you can use every day:
You can gain inspiration and practical tips to make writing easier and more joyous.

Practise techniques to let your creative juices flow.
By the end of the workshop you can be ready to hone that story in your head or embark on a more enticing one.

Improve your writing:
Speed and ease the flow of words
We use the Chug Exercise to color your verbs and nouns and make showing almost as easy as telling.
Move the story off the screen or page.
Write the skeleton then flesh it out.

Bring a blank page or screen.
Some of your work that needs polishing. You don’t have to read it out but you must have some work you want to polish.
You will not be able to plug into the mains because cords are a hazard in the room. So bring your work on a tablet or laptop that can run two hours on battery or bring paper. Or both – they have benefits used side by side.