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Clinic Workshop: (Almost) everything you need to know about writing for children



Jane Godwin




How do you take the kernel of an idea and turn it into a well-developed plot? Author and publisher Jane Godwin will share with you all she knows about writing and publishing books for young people. Explore different ways to build a strong story and become aware of common pitfalls in this interactive and informative workshop.
A photo of Jane Godwin.


This season, Writers Victoria’s Online Feedback Clinics have been reimagined, making them more flexible for participants. For the full experience, you can sign up for a workshop to get started and meet your tutor before you submit work for feedback from the tutor and your peers across a three-month period via our online forum. If you’d prefer to just dip a toe into the clinics, you can sign up for a one-day workshop; if you’re more confident in your drafting skills, you can opt, instead, to focus solely on the feedback rounds. This page is for those who wish to sign up for the workshop only. 

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This workshop will take place online and will be recorded, with the recording sent to registered participants afterward. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided in the week preceding the event.

You Will Learn:

  • to gain a greater understanding of the children’s publishing industry
  • different ways and techniques to approach telling your story
  • the importance of melding character, plot and language
  • ways in which to find your own voice
  • common mistakes to avoid

About the Tutor:

Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over forty books for young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. Jane was the children’s publisher at Penguin Books for many years, where she produced books for a wide range of readers, from very young children to Young Adult titles.

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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Phone: 0399178463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 01 March 2024 - 4:00
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