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A portrait of Melanie Ostell

Melanie Ostell
06 October 2018 - 10:00 to 20 October 2018 - 4:00
Melanie Ostell
At long last your finished manuscript is ready to be seen by prospective publishers. Written or spoken, a succinct and compelling description of your work and yourself is essential for a publisher to read on.

A pitch is not a synopsis, but a good synopsis will help your pitch. This course covers both. Please note that participants must have completed at least a first draft of a manuscript to attend this workshop.

Saturdays 6 and 20 October, 10am-4pm both days.

You will learn

  • How to write a synopsis
  • to polish that all-important first chapter
  • how to create your pitch – through exercises on writing a pitch and practising a verbal pitch
  • a different way of looking at your manuscript and its ambitions, as well as how to realise them.

This workshop develops employment-related skills.

About Melanie Ostell

Melanie Ostell has been in book publishing for twenty years – as an editor, publisher, consultant, literary agent and educator. A senior editor at Text Publishing for more than ten years, she has since worked with all the major publishers and held publisher positions at UWA Publishing in Perth and Murdoch Books in Sydney. She has led writing workshops across the country, taught at several universities and is a registered mentor with the ASA. In 2015 she founded wordstobook.com, a complete editorial and production service for aspiring writers.


Registration fee
Concession Member $ 270.00
Member $ 290.00
Non-Member $ 400.00

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