KYD is delighted to present a series of new online Writers Workshops.

Writing Historical Fiction with Hannah Kent is designed for anyone with an idea for a novel based on true events or a wish to produce a work of fiction set in the past. Through a series of writing exercises and insights into the creative practice of developing a work of historical fiction, this workshop will teach you where to find research materials, what to look for in historical records, and will review the components that make up a manuscript (such as character, plot, dialogue, place and structure) within the context of the genre.

Introduction to Memoir with Rebecca Starford is designed for writers of all levels and experience who would like to develop that deeply personal creative project – whether it be autobiography, family history, memoir or essays – and are starting to think about where such a manuscript might be published. Participants will come away with memory prompts, techniques to create narrative around disparate life experiences, and advice to tackle thorny questions around legality and ethics. 

Getting Published, our popular industry-insider workshop, returns in a new and improved online format. This workshop, run by Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford, explores the crucial process of redrafting your manuscript, and then offers insider advice on how and where to submit your work when it’s ready. This is a workshop of dynamic writing exercises, including techniques to make your work shine, along with information on pitches, cover letters and crafting the perfect synopsis.

And our popular motivational workshop, So You Want To Write, remains available to all aspiring writers. This workshop, run by Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford, is designed to instil confidence in writers and give them a renewed understanding of what is required to begin, continue or complete a writing project. Participants will come away with strategies to manage tendencies towards procrastination and self-doubt, and suggestions to assist and encourage creativity.

Don’t forget: all KYD Members receive a 10 per cent discount to our workshops – this discount coupon is emailed at the time of purchase and/or renewal of your membership. For further details, please contact [email protected]