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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Inspiration for a Writing Life: How do you find discipline and respond to self-doubt when the going gets tough?



Ingrid Laguna




How do you find the discipline to keep writing when the going gets tough? How do you keep believing in yourself when there are so many books coming out every day, and so many wonderful authors? How do you trust the process and keep playing with words? Explore strategies for responding to self-doubt. Plan for a writing life that is inspired, supported and purposeful.

A portrait of Ingrid Laguna, a woman with medium peach skin and dark red hair. She is wearing a turquoise top and smiling into the camera

A portrait of Ingrid Laguna


This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You will learn:

  • how to plan for a supported, inspired and purposeful writing life
  • strategies for responding to self-doubt
  • how to build your writing community
  • how to address the need for external validation
  • to create a writing timetable that works for you
  • a productive approach to social media


About Ingrid Laguna

Further to a Varuna fellowship, Ingrid’s memoir, Serenade for a Small Family, was published with A&U in 2011. Songbird, her debut children’s novel (Text, 2019), was given Notable recognition by the CBCA and has been published in the UK and the US. The sequel, Sunflower (Text, 2020) was long listed for the ABIA. Her fourth novel, Bailey Finch Takes a Stand (Text), will be released later this year. Ingrid has written for numerous publications and is the Education Advisor for the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Not a Member?

If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.

Cancellation Policy




Phone: 0390947840
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 08 October 2021 - 4:00
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