what we are doing:
It’s said that everyone has at least one book in them, but how do you go about “getting it out”? In this class we’ll look at the process of writing a substantial piece of work, (fiction or non-fiction), what to do with it once you’ve finished, and your options for getting it published.
what you will learn
* The physical process of writing: when to, where to and how to go about it.
* So, you’ve finished. That’s what you think!
* Second opinions: do’s and don’ts.
* Publication options: electronic or hard copy?
* The New Zealand scene: agents and publishers.
* Working with editors.
* Marketing your book.
type of class: introduction
skill required: 1-beginner
your chalklers will be:
Geoff Palmer is an award-winning technology writer based in Wellington.
Best known for his columns and website blog for New Zealand PC World, Palmer has won four Qantas Media Awards and was short-listed for Columnist of the Year in 2002.
His first novel, Telling Stories, won the North & South/Reed Fiction Award in 1995 and was published by Secker & Warburg in 1996. His latest novel, Too Many Zeros, the first part of a rollicking science fiction adventure series set in a tiny West Coast town, was published by Penguin in early 2011.
what people need to bring
An interest in writing
cost: 13.80 (+GST)
how to book and pay:
RSVP and pay using this paypal link or
deposit 13.80 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account:
Details to include:[masked] - Your name
our cancellation policy:
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.
We expect pre payment for all classes.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm night before = no refund and a no show will be recorded.
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