Writing Workshops

Anatomy of Writing: The Four Organs of Communication

This is my highly acclaimed workshop that you may have already heard about. Originally commissioned by the Byron Writers Festival, it has since been delivered eight times to groups of writers of all backgrounds, from fiction, non-fiction, history, mystery, sci-fi, cli-fi, poetry, and science. Regardless of your background, this class will make you a better writer. 

 

 

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

This class is specifically tailored for writers, but is also highly applicable to public speakers, presenters, and anyone wanting to learn how to communicate more authentically and be heard more effectively. 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The class is based on our four organs of communication: the head, the heart, the gut, and the groin. For each organ, we will progress through a series of readings, then writing exercises, followed by group discussions. You will not be obligated to share your writing, but when you see what you are writing and how helpful the group's feedback is, I bet you'll want to! 

 

For in-person events, our venue is a splendid art studio in a garden setting, overlooking the heart of Hobart's creative district. A range of nice teas, coffee, fresh seasonal fruits, cheeses, and biscuits will be provided. Lunch will be delivered but is not included in the cost of the workshop. And there is plenty of free parking available on the street. 

 

 

ABOUT ME:

I have published two best-selling books and more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers and industry reports, delivered two TEDx talks, and been featured in countless media articles and features, from print to radio to television. People ask me how I make it look so easy: this is my method. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

 

 

Saturday 9 April 2022, 930am to 430pm, $130 via Zoom or in-person

 

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Sunday 24 April 2022, 930am to 430pm, $130 via Zoom or in-person

 

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Sunday 8 May 2022, 930am to 430pm, $130 via Zoom or in-person

 

How to Write a Parliamentary Submission

Have you ever wanted to have your say in a Parliamentary Inquiry, or to tell a politician exactly what you think, but felt a bit daunted by the process? Fidget no more: let me show you how to structure it to be heard. 

 

 

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

Activists, community members who are fed up, and anyone wanting to exercise their democratic right to be part of the solutions they want to see happening in our government. 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Learn and practice the elements of an impactful submission. We won't be debating the politics, we will just get better at arguing our point of view through the Parliamentary review process. 

 

For in-person events, our venue is a splendid art studio in a garden setting, overlooking the heart of Hobart's creative district. A range of nice teas, coffee, fresh seasonal fruits, cheeses, and biscuits will be provided. And there is plenty of free parking available on the street. 

 

 

ABOUT ME:

I've written numerous Parliamentary submissions, some of which have been quoted in books, media, other submissions, and legislation. I've also read countless submissions, some good, some excellent, and some that missed the mark but taught me a lot. It is not difficult to write a good submission, but there is a process to it. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

 

 

Saturday 23 April 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49 via Zoom or in person

 

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Sunday 1 May, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49 via Zoom or in person

How to Write a Scientific Paper

Writing a scientific paper can feel daunting for university students and early career researchers. However, there's a methodology to it that anyone can master by knowing the process and a few good tricks. I'll show you how. 

 

 

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

Students and researchers who would like to improve their confidence in writing scientific papers. If you are currently working on a paper that you want help with, by all means bring it! 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

In this class, participants will learn how to structure an effective scientific paper for different purposes and practice the elements of different types of papers. You can expect to develop a good working knowledge of how to write a paper and improved confidence for finishing a paper you are proud to submit. 

 

For in-person events, our venue is a splendid art studio in a garden setting, overlooking the heart of Hobart's creative district. A range of nice teas, coffee, fresh seasonal fruits, cheeses, and biscuits will be provided. And there is plenty of free parking available on the street. 

 

 

ABOUT ME:

I'm a marine biologist with more than 30 years experience in reading, writing, and reviewing scientific papers. I've published more than 70 peer reviewed papers and industry reports, as well as two best-selling books. And I have mentored countless students to help them improve their writing. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

 

 

Easter Tuesday 19 April 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49 via Zoom or in person

 

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Saturday 7 May 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49, via Zoom or in person

 

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Sunday 17 July 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49 via Zoom or in person

 

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Saturday 10 September 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $49, via Zoom or in person

 

 

 

 

NOTE: I am also available for one-on-one mentoring. 

 

 

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