Writing Workshops

Carolyn Martinez (CM)
Director Hawkeye Publishing, Author, Editor

To book, contact the relevant Library.
These events are in the Brisbane region, Queensland, Australia.

The Art of Self Editing

Presenter: CM
Saturday 28th March 2020
Caboolture Library, Queensland
1:30pm – 3pmĀ 

Carolyn Martinez also presents on:

  • Developing Non-Fiction Ideas for Publication
  • Fear of Public Speaking … Fear Not!
  • Pathways to Publishing (panel of 3-4 authors)
  • The Art of Self Editing
  • Winning Short Story Competitions (in partnership with Lauren Daniels, Director of Brisbane Writers Workshop)
  • Show Not Tell
  • The Illustrator / Author Relationship (Co-presented with Children’s Book Illustrator Kyle Tweed)
  • Self-Publish to Amazon Success (Co-presented with international best-selling mystery author C. T. Mitchell)

If you’re interested in securing Carolyn Martinez as a guest speaker, approach us through the Contact Form or phone 0407 154 663.

Networking for Authors

Brisbane Book Authors

  • Non-profit, social networking group.
  • Members are Traditional, Indie or Self-Published.
  • Meets 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Mitchelton Library, Brisbane.
  • Members range from 20+ books, through to 6-10 and a few with 1 or 2.
  • Industry guest speakers.
  • New members welcomed – but must be published authors.
  • To register interest email Carolyn. Include your website and book details.
  • Hawkeye Publishing is a sponsor of Brisbane Book Authors.

Writing Courses

Want to be an author?

We highly recommend you join a writing group. If the first one you try doesn’t float your boat, try another. Networking with other writers will improve your writing, and your exposure to the industry.

Keep your eye out for writing courses at your local libraries. They often run surprisingly good writing courses for free. We like supporting libraries because most pay their presenters and guest speakers. We support organisations who remunerate their artists appropriately! Too often, professional artists are asked to work and share their considerable skills for free.

Your State Writing Centre is an excellent resource. For instance, the closest one to us, Queensland Writers’ Centre has top-notch resources and events sections on their site.

Another highly recommended resource close to us is Brisbane Writers Workshop. For the serious writer, the topics and presenters open new doors in your writing journey. We’ve consistently heard good feedback about their courses.

There is a very big difference between good writing and exceptional writing. If you want to be a published author; you need to keep working towards exceptional.

Happy writing, and happy learning! Explore what’s on your doorstep. You won’t learn anything new sitting at home writing what you already know.