Writing Workshops

Carolyn Martinez (CM)
Director Hawkeye Publishing

To book, contact the relevant Library.
These events are in the Brisbane region, Queensland, Australia.

Show Not Tell

Presenter: CM
Friday 5th July 2019
Redcliffe Library, Brisbane
6:30pm – 8pm 

Developing Non-Fiction Ideas Through to Publication

Presenter: CM
Saturday 10 August 2019
Strathpine Library, Brisbane
10:30am – midday

Pathways to Publication: Traditional Versus Self Publishing

Q&A Panel
Featuring authors Kylie Kaden, Carolyn Martinez, K M Steele, and David Bobis
Multiple dates and venues in Brisbane for 2019:

  • Thursday 10 October 6:30pm – 8pm Capalaba Library.
  • Tuesday 22 October 6pm – 7pm Chermside Library.
  • Saturday 9 November 10am – 11am Kenmore Library.
  • Sunday 17 November 11am – midday Brisbane Square Library.
  • Saturday 30 November 10am – 11am Carindale Library.

Networking for Authors

Brisbane Book Authors

  • Non-profit, social networking group.
  • Members are Traditional, Indie or Self-Published.
  • Meets 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Mitchelton Library, Brisbane.
  • Members range from 20+ books, through to 6-10 and a few with 1 or 2.
  • Industry guest speakers.
  • New members welcomed – but must be published authors.
  • To register interest email Carolyn. Include your website and book details.
  • Hawkeye Publishing is a sponsor of Brisbane Book Authors.

Writing Courses

Want to be an author?

We highly recommend you join a writing group. If the first one you try doesn’t float your boat, try another. Networking with other writers will improve your writing, and your exposure to the industry.

Keep your eye out for writing courses at your local libraries. They often run surprisingly good writing courses for free. We like supporting libraries because most pay their presenters and guest speakers. We support organisations who remunerate their artists appropriately! Too often, professional artists are asked to work and share their considerable skills for free.

Your State Writing Centre is an excellent resource. For instance, the closest one to us, Queensland Writers’ Centre has top-notch resources and events sections on their site.

Another highly recommended resource close to us is Brisbane Writers Workshop. For the serious writer, the topics and presenters open new doors in your writing journey. We’ve consistently heard good feedback about their courses.

There is a very big difference between good writing and exceptional writing. If you want to be a published author; you need to keep working towards exceptional.

Happy writing, and happy learning! Explore what’s on your doorstep. You won’t learn anything new sitting at home writing what you already know.