Next Meeting

Saturday, 15 August

We are back in-person at Fradgley Hall, Burleigh Heads. Our meeting will commence at 12 pm but please arrive in good time, as registration will be required including your answer to three COVID-19 questions and line-up at 1.5 m social distancing, to keep everyone safe.

The GCWA Committee is looking forward to seeing everyone back in-person.
If you are unwell however, please do not attend this community gathering.

Members: $5.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)
Visitors: $10.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)

Order of Events from 12pm

12.05 pm

12.15 pm

1.15 pm

1.45 pm

2.15 pm

2.30 pm

Welcome by the GCWA President – Marisa Parker

Creative Writing Workshop – Harnessing Your 2020 Writing Goals

Networking Break – Please bring your own snack/drink as catering cannot be provided due to COVID-19 compliancy at Fradgley Hall

Breaking the Rules of Fiction Writing. Presentation by Kellie Cox


Conclusion and Thank You



During this talk, Kate will share with you the productivity tools that have been integral to her success, helping her write and publish four books. From 30 & 90 Day Plans to tracking achievements, Kate will share tips to help you harness your 2020 goals, no matter what stage of the writing process you are.


Discovering a passion for storytelling early in life, Kate has received recognition from writing awards and competitions around Australia. The Hunter Writers Centre in consecutively selected Kate’s entries to the Grieve Writing Competition two years in a row, for publication in the competition’s annual anthology. One of these entries was also chosen for the inaugural Hunter Writers Centre Award. Kate has also been a finalist in the Reader’s Digest 100 Word Short Story Competition.



Never in history has there been a better time to be a writer. In this short presentation, Kellie will share her journey as an independent author and demonstrate how this popular avenue of storytelling has allowed for traditional rules of fiction writing to be turned on their head. Giving us some helpful hints but most importantly encouraging us to the be the creative voice that we all are, Kellie will disclose some of the secret techniques and tips that have made her books so unique.


Kellie Cox is a local Gold Coast writer and the author of Murderous Intent; The List; The Reef and The Last First Kiss. A multi-genre author with qualifications in psychology she enjoys exploring the vulnerabilities of the human psyche in fiction. Kellie created the publishing enterprise, Strong Female Protagonists with the goal to challenge the narrative of gender in storytelling. When not writing she is supporting artists across the globe in her role of creative coach and therapist. In her free time, Kellie can be found at the beach and posting endless photos of her adorable dogs.

New members are welcome: please email Membership Secretary, Jackie Moore at