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Kill Your Darlings Workshop - VIC, AUS

  • Kathleen Syme Library 251 Faraday Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

Preparing Your Work for Publication

Completing a first draft is often only the beginning of a journey to publication. What follows it is the crucial – and often troublesome – process of rewriting, redrafting and crafting your manuscript for submission to publishers.

This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine.

Through a series of dynamic writing exercises, personal feedback and key insights into the creative practice, this workshop will review the components that make up a manuscript (including character, plot, dialogue, place and structure), and help you develop strategies to effectively improve and expand on these elements of your story.

Please bring your laptop or a writing pad, and – if you wish – your special work-in-progress. This will be a day of intensive writing, reflection and discussion, led by two experienced writers and industry professionals.

This is a day-long workshop. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. Kathleen Syme Library is close to public transport, and there is parking nearby. All participants also receive a goodie bag of resource material to keep you motivated long after the workshop has concluded. For further information, please email

Taught by Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

When: Saturday 5 November, 10am to 4pm

Where: Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Cost: $179 for KYD subscribers; $199 for non-subscribers. Please book here

Contact: Kill Your Darlings at