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Writing Workshop: Mind, Body, Spirit with Maggie Hamilton

Where
South Cres
Lilyfield NSW 2040
Australia
Writing NSW, Callan Park
When

Saturday 6 April from 10am to 4pm

Cost

Full Price: $210Member: $155Concession Member: $135

What sets winning inspirational books apart? What key skills help get you over the line when writing a motivational book? What are mind, body, spirit readers looking for right now? Join author Maggie Hamilton to deep dive into the mind, body, spirit genre. A former Allen & Unwin publisher, Maggie created and ran the Inspired Living imprint, producing over 75 mind, body, spirit books.

In this lively hands-on workshop for unpublished and published writers, discover how best to describe inspirational experiences and approaches, and how to build on these insights to keep busy readers with you. Learn what to leave in, and what to edit out. Find out how best to arrive at your own voice, and to weave in the voices of others.

We’ll cover:

  • Current mind, body, spirit trends

  • Understanding your audience

  • Common mistakes mind, body, spirit writers make

  • How to draw up a solid chapter outline

  • The secrets of an impactful opening

  • What to do when a chapter or section feels thin

  • When to consider using case studies

  • The rules around interviewing

  • Why layering matters

  • Essential editing tips

  • How to keep your readers with you to the last page

  • What to look for when soliciting feedback

  • Preparing your submission to publishers.

Writer, social researcher and former publisher, social researcher Maggie Hamilton gives frequent talks and lectures; is a media commentator and keen observer of social trends, and is published in over a dozen countries worldwide. Passionate about life, creativity and better tomorrow, aside from her best-selling social research books, Maggie is the author of a number of spiritual books, including Coming HomeThe Magic of the Moment, A Soft Place to Land and Inside the Secret Life of Fairies.

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