Writers Victoria Writeability - How to Write Crap

In this video YA Writer Scot Gardner will explore how finding fault in the writings of an anonymous stranger can make it easier to spot the problems in your own.

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Writers Victoria - Writeability Series

The award-winning Writeability program supports writers with disability wanting to develop their skills and writing careers.


Duration
1 hour

Writeability aims to remove some of the barriers that have traditionally prevented people with disability from connecting with writing and publishing. It provides tools and information to support people with disability who want to tell their own stories in their own way.

Scot Gardner is an Australian writer known for his young adult novels. His first fiction for young readers, One Dead Seagull, was published after he attended a writing conference with John Marsden. His many books since include Burning Eddy, which was short-listed for both the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary awards.

It’s healthy for writers to collect snippets of great writing. These mentor texts and exemplars give us something to aspire to and help us define our style, but reading and collecting bad writing can be helpful, too. Half an hour spent on online writing platforms is like an aerobic workout for your crapometer. In this webinar, Scot Gardner will explore how finding fault in the writings of an anonymous stranger can make it easier to spot the problems in your own.

Join YA writer and cyber tour guide Scot on a journey through the gnarled forests of teen drama in search of the fabled Augenkreebs (eye cancer). Learn to think like a troll and write like an angel in one tragi-comic webinar!

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