Writers on Wednesdays: Entering Competitions

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A portrait of Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petriatis
30 May 2018 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Vikki Petraitis
Early, Emerging
Lots of keen writers enter writing competitions but don’t experience success. This seminar will help budding writers to identify key elements of a prize-winning story, including lots of tips and notes to take away.

You’ll find out what the judges want, and how to make your story stand out from the crowd. 

You will learn

  • how to structure a short story
  • to add life and colour to your descriptions
  • to avoid cliched storylines
  • how to address competition requirements
  • tricks to creating interesting characters.

About Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis is a bestselling author, has judged writing competitions for many years and shares an insider’s point of view on what helps entries to stand out from the crowd. Vikki has written 13 books, mostly in the true crime genre, and is working on her PhD in Creative Writing.

Read more about our Writers on Wednesdays events:

Writers on Wednesdays: E-Publishing, 28 February
Writers on Wednesdays: Book Reviewing, 28 March
Writers on Wednesdays: Before You Pitch, 18 April
Writers on Wednesday: The Freelance Marketplace, 27 June

Registration fee
Concession Member $ 30.00
Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 55.00

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