Tag: Gold Coast Writers' Association

Podcasting for Authors

Guest blog by Jen Swenson Find your Why This lays the groundwork for your new podcast:● Define your goals. What do you hope to achieve through your podcast? Dream big!● Choose your podcast genre and theme. The Change Room is a lifestyle podcast forwomen… Continue Reading “Podcasting for Authors”


Member Blog by David Kay Caring for eight years had taken its toll. I visited Patricia in hospital but never saw her. They took me in for an Angiogram and discharged my wife. I was discharged on Christmas Eve and our family had Christmas… Continue Reading “THANK YOU GCWA”

So, you’re considering entering a writing competition.

Member Blog by Christine Betts It’s a bit nerve wracking. You make a cup of tea and sit down (with a biscuit!) to read through therules and regulations on the competition website. It’s a bit overwhelming! So many rules! Why can’t I just write… Continue Reading “So, you’re considering entering a writing competition.”

Ask An Editor Anything

We recently hosted a fabulous interactive workshop at the Gold Coast Writers’ Association in collaboration with a panel of experienced editors, Kerri Yarsley, Beverley Streater, Jacqx Melilli, and Gail Tagarro. The following are questions from our audience of members and guests, and answered by… Continue Reading “Ask An Editor Anything”

Who Are You? A Guide to Writing Your Memoir

Guest blog by Jacqx Melilli  Everyone has a Story Admit it. You’ve allowed another year to pass you by and the promise you made to yourself to write your memoir has not seen the light of day. Let me guess what your excuses might… Continue Reading “Who Are You? A Guide to Writing Your Memoir”

My 2022 Writing Plan…

Member Blog by Jill Smith Each author has their own approach to goal-setting. GCWA member and Ten PennersCoordinator, Jill Smith, outlines her goals for her 2022 writing year here. My original plan was written twelve days into the new year. I decided not to… Continue Reading “My 2022 Writing Plan…”

Harnessing Your 2022 Writing Goals

Member blog by Kate Kelsen As an author, I have been avidly writing and self-publishing fiction and creative non-fictionstories since 2010. I take a particular interest in exploring various human experiences andperspectives to share people’s stories in the wider community. I am also the… Continue Reading “Harnessing Your 2022 Writing Goals”

The influence of TikTok on creative writing of screenplays

Guest blog by Elissa McGaw Due to its rapid international growth and audience feedback, research investigating the methods of successful screenplay writing for the social media platform, TikTok, is warranted to elucidate its potential career benefits for a screenwriter. This project aims to create… Continue Reading “The influence of TikTok on creative writing of screenplays”

Vale Karen Knight-Mudie

by former Gold Coast Writers’ Association president Gary Ivory Karen joined Gold Coast Writers’ Association some 10 years back and quickly stepped up to take a role on the Committee, helping to steer the association forward during adventurous and challenging times. As a member… Continue Reading “Vale Karen Knight-Mudie”