Due to popular demand, Kill Your Darlings will host a second workshop on ‘Getting Out of Your Own Way’ on Sunday 2 December at Fitzroy Library.

Writing is challenging, but many courses that seek to support writers don’t tackle the one thing that really holds your writing back – you. This unique one-day workshop helps you come to terms with your own writing process and better understand the subtle but powerful obstacles you put in your own way. As part of a supportive group, you’ll develop strategies you’ll need if you are to start, draft, finish, and publish a piece of exceptional writing.

The second half of this one-day program unpacks the integral elements of the writing process – plot, structure, voice, the publishing industry and the art of workshopping – to better facilitate your transition from aspiring scribbler to published writer.

This is not purely a one-day course, and by the end of the day you will have a writers group for ongoing peer support, as well as the opportunity for mentoring and manuscript assessment from the two course leaders.

Date:  Sunday, 2 December 2012
Time: 10am to 4pm
Place: Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Cost: $150, $125 for KYD subscribers

Spaces are strictly limited, please email [email protected] with ‘Workshop’ in the header, and your name & telephone number, to book your spot.

Rebecca Starford is the editor and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings and associate publisher at Affirm Press. She is a former deputy editor of literary review magazine, Australian Book Review. Her writing is published regularly in The AgeSMH and The Australian.


Jon Bauer is a novelist, short story writer, and the author of Rocks in the Belly, which has been published in eight countries and garnered critical and commercial success, including a longlisting for the Miles Franklin and a shortlisting for the world’s richest literary prize, the Dublin IMPAC. His stories and journalism are published both here and abroad.