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June Workshop – Debbie Richardson: Rockin’ The Edits

18th June 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

[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.”


18th June 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Writers of the Far South Coast
(02) 6448 9948


Club Sapphire
119 Main Street
Merimbula, NSW 2548 Australia
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(02) 6495 1306