April 21st 2018

 

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Writing Skills Foundation Word Stones #4

Gold Coast Writers’ Association Newsletter guru,Kerri Yarsley, presents on formatting and why structure is important

Workshop: Dr Pete Stebbins, will present a workshop on Author Success Secrets: Building Your Own High Performance Team.

Dr Pete Stebbins

Dr Pete Stebbins, PhD, is a leading workplace psychologist, life coach and facilitator with a personal and professional journey full of both achievements and challenges. This 11x published author uses his 20 years of psychology study and clinical practice to complete and evaluate numerous leadership and team transformation projects, providing the groundswell for the common sense approach of the High Performance Teams Framework. Pete is an active and enthusiastic leader of various transformation projects in the Private and Public Sector.

His presentation, Author Success Secrets: Building Your Own High Performance Team  will look at the journey from writing to authorship to speaker to mentor requires the input and collaboration of a range of professionals from your network. Your ability to succeed will depend on how well you can organise these informal networks into a focused team. In this session, Dr Pete shares his own journey and blueprint for success as an author building his own high performance team

Presentation: Luke Amery Surviving Brain Cancer and how to overcome challenges

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Luke Amery was happily working as an “open-cut” miner in Australia when he began struggling with his physical balance and discovered he had been struck with brain cancer. In his presentation, Surviving Brain Cancer & how to overcome challenges, Luke will share the importance of having a strong team behind him in his recovery along with sharing some stories that he experienced, and lessons he learned along the way to recovery.  This captivating, best-selling author will share how he found a new joy in helping others achieve their dreams and win, and through sometimes horrible circumstances, to rediscover their “mojo” along with their true purpose and passion in life, to succeed and be happy.

 

Event General Timeline

  • 12.15 p.m. – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive
  • 12.30 p.m. – Writing Skills Foundation Snippets
  • 1.00 p.m. – Workshop Dr Pete Stebbins
  • 2.00 p.m. – Afternoon Tea.
  • 3.15 p.m. – Speakers Presentation: Luke Amery

Don’t miss any of our news. Just sign up for the newsletter and get the information every month. It usually comes in a week before the meeting so you’re ready for the meeting on the third Saturday of the month.

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library. Parking is available in the adjoining Council car park.

$5.00 Members $10.00 Visitors

Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

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March 17 2018

Your Book as a Business

 

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GCWA Secretary Beverley Streater presented on ‘writing numbers’.

 

Workshop – Implications of the publishing journey.

This workshop provided some tips on planning, and some of the cost implications of a self and indie publishing journey.

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Members enjoyed a live Panel Presentation with Ocean Reeve (providing a publisher’s perspective), Marisa Parker (author of personal family memoir) and a live call-in with a business-focused author . They fielded questions from the members on the planning and cost considerations of publishing.

Following afternoon tea and networking, members were treated to a presentation by Special Guest Gayle McKew, author of Women Mind Your Money .

Unknown-3 Gayle presented Minding Your Money and Being Business Savvy for Writers and Entrepreneurs.


As a financial professional Gayle brings all her years of experience to financially empowering individuals to improve their relationship with money and increase their money confidence. 


After discovering two families who’d had their security, and hope for the future ripped out from under them by trusting too much, Gayle identified a massive gap in knowledge about all things financial. 


Since then she’s made it a mission to work to empower others with financial knowledge and loves an opportunity to help create personal, commercial success for clients.


Her book Women Mind Your Money is part of her project and is focused on empowering people with knowledge and skills so they can protect themselves and their family. Imagine the impact of providing readers with a way to create personal financial security.


At her practice, everyone has a ‘family filter’ applied to any strategy…because if the strategy isn’t good enough for a family, it’s not good enough for clients.


Gayle encourages the power of learning. Her reasoning is…if you learn how to manage your personal financial situation, you’ve opened the gateway to breaking free and owning your future.

 

 

Don’t miss any of our news. Just sign up for the newsletter and get the information every month. It usually comes in a week before the meeting so you’re ready for the meeting on the third Saturday of the month.

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JANUARY 20th 2018

Talking Books

We are not just talking books we talking about talking books or audio books as they are really called. Let’s start off the year with our our words flowing verbally for a change instead of on the written page.

You will also note our new line of for our monthly meetings that includes getting back to basics. The writing foundation skills needed by all authors to ensure a clear and easy to read book. These skills are going to be presented by our members so if there is an area of interest that you can help us with please let us know.

2018 is bringing in minimal but exceptional changes to the Gold Coast Writers ‘ Association and one of them is having the workshop relate to the speaker. So thanks to Ocean Reeve this month’s workshop and Speaker’s presentation will coincide with each other.

Audiobooks – the growing trend in publishing.

There will be a full split session to educate the members on audiobooks, including;

  • the process of preparing to record your audiobook
  • options and costs in narration, studio time and editing
  • an overview of why audiobooks are an important option,
  • distribution and marketing.

We will also hear from audiobook engineer Jarred Doueal from four4ty Studio in Melbourne along with two live video calls from fiction author Julian Green (Melbourne) and non-fiction author Dion Jensen (Singapore) to share their audiobook experience, purpose and insights.

Don’t miss this innovative and insightful presentation on making your story heard – literally.

Event General Timeline

  • 12.15 p.m. – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive
  • 12.30 p.m. – Writing Skills Foundation Snippets #1: Past and Present Tenses presented by Sam G (20 min + 5 min Q&A )
  • 1.00 p.m. – Workshop on audio books.  Everything you need to know about audio books
    • the process of preparing to record your audiobook
    • options and costs in narration, studio time and editing
    • an overview of why audiobooks are an important option,
    • distribution and marketing.
  • 2.00 p.m. – Afternoon Tea. Everyone’s favourite … well it’s my favourite, that’s for sure, thanks to our Providore Jenny Old. Yum!
  • 3.15 – Speakers Presentation. We will also hear from audiobook engineer Jarred Doueal from four4ty Studio in Melbourne along with two live video calls from fiction author Julian Green (Melbourne) and non-fiction author Dion Jensen (Singapore) to share their audiobook experience, purpose and insights.

Don’t miss any of our news. Just sign up for the newsletter and get the information every month. It usually comes in a week before the meeting so you’re ready for the meeting on the third Saturday of the month.

We wish you and your family all the very best for the Christmas Season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library. Parking is available in the adjoining Council car park.

$5.00 Members $10.00 Visitors

Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

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December 16th 2017

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Event General Timeline

  • 12.00 p.m. – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive
  • 12.30 p.m. – President opens the festivities
  • 12.45 p.m. – Secret Santa
  • 1.45 p.m. – Festive Food Brought By You!
  • 2.00 p.m. – Book Launch with Bronwyn Houldsworth 
  • 2.15 p.m. – Raffle and Christmas Shopping at Trade Tables
  • 3.00 p.m. – Sharing Stories and Goodwill.
  • 3.30 p.m. – Event and doors close

 

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library. Parking is available in the adjoining Council car park.

Bring a plate of “Festive Food” to share & entry fee will be waived.

Otherwise

$5.00 Members $10.00 Visitors

Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

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