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June Workshop – Debbie Richardson: Rockin’ The Edits

18/06/2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- WFSC Member $15, Non-Member $20

[WFSC] Debbie Richardson July 2015 Workshop GRoup Photo

Debbie visited the WFSC in July 2015

Last year, I visited the Writers Of The Far South Coast and spoke about how to keep members and visitors Ink-Couraged to write. I hope you have been using my tips and tools and you are indeed motivated to keep going. Many of you might remember one of my tips was ‘Accept that revision is part of the job’. This is where my upcoming Rockin’ The Edits workshop comes into play.

We will look at three important aspects of the editing session – character arc, narrative, connecting with the reader. I received critique from a publisher and agent earlier this year and this critique sent me back to my writing desk to do major re-writes. And I mean major.

One thing I learned is that nothing is unsalvageable. It takes work, but you can turn a manuscript upside down and inside out and come up with something you are truly proud of. This workshop is a product of the analysis I conducted while re-writing my novel “Welcome To The Apocalypse”.

Don’t worry if you’re not writing a novel. This workshop will suit any style of writing, whether it’s poetry, screenplay, memoir, short story, or novel. I hope to see you all again on the 18th June.

Debbie Richardson


‘This workshop was innovative, always interesting and a fabulous toolkit for writing stories that have depth and credibility. I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learnt to my own writing. Debbie is a dynamic presenter who uses examples we can all relate to. Hers was a truly professional delivery.’

-Rosie Toth
President of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers

To assist in advertising the upcoming workshop, please help us out by printing off a few copies of the below poster and sticking them up around your town. Thanks!

PDF icon [WFSC] Poster for Debbie Richardson Workshop June 2016

MumbullaSubsidised by the Mumbulla Foundation.

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“Good presentation, content and interaction with class. Thank you.”

“Informative, entertaining. Learned a lot to make my writing more gripping and entertaining.”

“As I’ve been struggling for some time, learning little, this and other recent workshops have been extremely useful to me.”

“Very interesting, particularly info about what editors avoid (taboo words, etc) and the editing software list.”

“Good mixture of explicit teaching and activity, discussion etc. Debbie explained tricky areas like POV, and tense well.”
-Peter A

“Well organised; good handouts, activities and group participation; interesting use of song lyrics.”

“Excellent presentation. Very good strategies. The explanation of the character arc based on a lie was revolutionary. The ideas in editing were confronting but very practical. Challenging ides, excellent resources. Thank you.”

“Debbie’s sharing was a gift to all of us.”

“Lots of tips for how to improve the way to say and check our writing around characters. The toolkit when reviewing/editing is a good idea. Good notes. Thanks!”

“Stimulating, thought provoking, well worthwhile. Loved the character arc questions – very useful.”

“So much depth can be added to my characters. The list of questions to ask my characters is so comprehensive. Music is a great medium for baring the soul, a technique that could be transferred to fiction.”

Debbie Richardson

About the presenter: Debbie Richardson

Batemans Bay NSW 2536

Debbie Richardson writes speculative fiction as D L Richardson. She is the author of paranormal books for teens, and the author of apocalyptic and dystopian sci-fi books for adults.

Also a lover of coffee, music, and animals, she lives in Batemans Bay with her husband and dog. WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE - Book One is out now on Amazon. Book Two is due out in June 2017. She will be selling her books at SupaNova Sydney in June because it's something she's always wanted to do.

When she's not writing, she is thinking about writing or she's listening to podcasts about writing. Her goal is to be as prolific as the authors who influenced her to write - Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Anne Rice. Others may say she's achieved this; her publications include three young adults novels, an omnibus collection, a horror novella, book one of a four book sci-fi series, and a completely different sci-fi series currently being pitched to agents, but Debbie will tell you the best is yet to come.

Other events run by Debbie Richardson

Taboo Words
Debbie Richardson

18th February 2017, 1pm - 3:30pm @ Club Sapphire, Merimbula

Winter Writers Retreat 2016
Debbie Richardson

5pm, 5th August 2016 - 12pm, 7th August 2016 @ Kianinny, Tathra

July Workshop – Debbie Richardson: INK-Couragement
Debbie Richardson

18th July 2015, 1pm - 4pm @ Club Sapphire, Merimbula


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Writers of the Far South Coast
(02) 6448 9948


WFSC Member $15
Non-Member $20


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Batemans Bay NSW 2536


Club Sapphire
119 Main St
Merimbula, ACT 2548 Australia
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