Write-ability: How to Write Crap (webinar)

A photo of Scot Gardner with an eagle

Scot Gardner
20 February 2019 - 11:15 to 12:30 PM
Scot Gardiner
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It’s healthy for writers to collect snippets of great writing. These mentor texts and exemplars give us something to aspire to and help us define our style, but reading and collecting bad writing can be helpful, too.

Half an hour spent on online writing platforms is like an aerobic workout for your crapometer. In this webinar, Scot Gardner will explore how finding fault in the writings of an anonymous stranger can make it easier to spot the problems in your own.

Join YA writer and cyber tour guide Scot  on a journey through the gnarled forests of teen drama in search of the fabled Augenkreebs (eye cancer). Learn to think like a troll and write like an angel in one tragi-comic webinar!

You will learn:

  • To write like a writer and read like a reader
  • To apply tough love to your own writing
  • To develop emotional resilience worthy of a wordsmith

About Scot Gardner

Scot Gardner has been writing realism for young people since last century. His books are mostly about misfits, death and love. He came to writing down a winding path of careers including landscape gardening, massage and driving delivery trucks. 'Changing Gear' is his eighteenth novel in as many years and his backlist includes award-winning and internationally acclaimed books such as 'Burning Eddy', 'The Dead I Know' and 'Sparrow'.

About Write-ability

Write-ability Goes Regional and Online has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Write-ability is also supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust. 

Online courses

Recommended requirements for webinar access:

On a PC
· Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
· Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
· Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

On a Mac
· Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
· Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
· Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device
· Free GoToWebinar app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store
· Strong WiFi connection


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