Our thanks to our 2015 guest speakers

Sarah Allen

Sarah is a Digital Marketing Manager and Entrepreneur with experience in book marketing (including the successfully marketed of the best-selling thriller novels of her husband, Chris ‘Intrepid’ Allen). Her presentation focused on why and how to build a social media strategy across multiple online and real world platforms. For more information about Sarah see https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahallenconsulting and her agency at http://happyagency.co/about/ .

Claire Pasvolsky

Claire is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer who has successfully studied, worked and travelled throughout Australia and abroad. She currently runs the Pasvolsky Studio and runs regular workshops in Acting, Creativity and Writing. To read more about Claire and her work, see http://clairepasvolsky.com/ .

Anthony Scully

Anthony is an ABC radio journalist and producer for ABC Open for 1233 ABC Newcastle – https://open.abc.net.au/people/2512. ABC Open shares ‘real stories made by real people from all around Australia’. Anthony recorded interviews with members and led members in writing tales of ‘500 words or less’. A number of these stories later appeared on the ABC Open website https://open.abc.net.au/.

Member presentations

Thanks also to our members who also shared their skills and information

Jan Mitchell

Jan has recently published her latest travel memoir and ran us through exercises to brush up our understanding of all things grammatical. Jan recommends the www.grammarly.com  site as an excellent resource for writers. Jan’s books are available in hardcopy or ebook from online stores – ‘Two in a Top Hat: A Circumnavigation in a Caprice’ http://www.amazon.com/Two-Top-Hat-Circumnavigation-Caprice/dp/1475049560   and ‘Crossings in Realitas: The sequel to Two in a Top Hat’ http://www.amazon.com/Crossings-Realitas-sequel-Two-Top/dp/146638588X .

Pam Garfoot

Pam writes fiction and non-fiction and introduced us to Larry Brooks’ ideas about ‘Story Engineering’.  Larry’s books are available in hardcopy or ebook from online stores, and you can find out more about his ideas from his website – http://storyfix.com/ .

Alison Ferguson

Alison writes fiction and academic non-fiction and is currently writing her first novel. She shared her experience of a workshop on the value and process of preparing ‘300 words or less’ summaries.  The ‘Pitch Perfect’ workshop was offered through the Australian Society of Authors https://www.asauthors.org and presented by Emily Booth, Editorial Manager, Text Publishing www.textpublishing.com.au.

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