Welcome to Write Links QUEENSLAND'S CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS GROUP Become a member If you would like to connect with children’s writers and illustrators at various stages of their writing careers, Write Links is for you! Join online now.

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Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Why join Write Links? Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.

We network, share information, critique each other’s work, motivate and cheer each other on in working towards achieving our personal writing goals.

What We Offer

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Meet like-minded people and get to know industry professionals through workshops.

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Professional Development

A variety of professional development sessions from ‘social media for authors’ to ‘how to write the perfect pitch’ take place each month.

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Critique Groups

Improve your writing with a supportive and diverse critique group. There are specific groups for picture book, junior fiction, young adult and illustrators.

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Our extensive list of resources can help you on your writing and illustrating journey. Visit our Resources page for industry events, associations, newsletters and more.

From the Blog

Blue Skies Ahead As We Go Into 2022

Reflection, support, successes and improvements, dreams, wish-lists, and ongoing friendships were some of the themes that dominated our end-of-year December Write Links meeting. We were delighted to be back in-person again at the State Library of Queensland. The vibe felt […]

Observational Drawing for Writers and Illustrators

by Justine Lawson   This blog is based on a workshop I gave at Write Links when we met at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens between lock downs in 2021.   One of the delights of reading is when we […]

Sophie Beer – Introduction to Writing and Illustrating Picture Books

At our November Write Links meeting you’d be forgiven for thinking Christmas had come early. Excitement and good cheer hung in the air as everyone greeted each other, thrilled for our in–person encounter and to be back in our usual […]

Big Lit Quiz 2021

Mum went out with her writers group friends again. Not to the State Library this time. They went to the ‘Big Lit Quiz’, at the Moreton Bay College library. I would have gone too, I’m good at quizzes, but I […]

Write Links Meets in Person – At Mount Cootha Botanic Gardens!

After such a long time meeting only in the digital ether, our group members were reunited on Saturday, 26th of June, in the Botanic Gardens Café. Our coordinator Yvonne Mes did a fabulous job as usual as she led us […]

Writing Activation at Write Links

Writing activations have a way of releasing your writing like a gust that blows a snagged kite out of a tangle of branches. For the Write Links meeting in June, we had the pleasure of taking part in a series […]

5 Ways to Use Repetition in Picture Books

                          Repetition is when a writer repeats a word, phrase, or sentence in their work. The primary function of repetition is to emphasise. It also helps to add […]

Getting The Most Out Of Editor Sessions with Yvonne Mes

Writing conferences are important events on many a writer’s calendar. Editor assessments — a key highlight of writing conferences — often sell like hotcakes! Once you have your booking(s), how do you get the most out of your meeting with […]

Interview with The Hidden Grove Series YA author Michaela Daphne

Michaela Daphne is an Australian Young Adult author of the Hidden Grove series, publishing Purlieu in 2018 and Verja in 2020. She’s spent over ten years volunteering and working with high-schoolers and young adults in Australia and Singapore, and her […]

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