CREATING KIDS’ AND YA BOOKS

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.

Upcoming Meetings

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 Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.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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Networking

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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Resources

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

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 […]

The Rule of Three in Picture Books

  Picture books are a special and unique genre. A successful picture book will usually incorporate tried and tested rules. One of these rules is the rule of three.   Why three? Three is aesthetically pleasing to humans. Think design […]

Ask a Teacher Librarian with Mel Kroeger

Write Links members had the privilege of gaining insight into a Teacher Librarian’s (TL) role during the April 2021 meeting. Yvonne Mes’ interview with Mel Kroeger was insightful and informative. Mel generously answered a variety of questions from the Write […]

Poetry Verses Prose Workshop with Kathryn Apel by KR Clarry

One stormy Sunday afternoon, eager writers trudged into the Queensland State Library to exercise their minds and be brightened up by the art of words. On Sunday 16th June 2019, Kathryn Apel shared her insights into “Poetry Verses Prose: Learning […]

5 Tips for a Successful Book Launch by Jenny Woolsey

This weekend I held the book launch of my latest two children’s novels, Daniel Barker By Power or Blight, and, Amy and Phoenix.I have planned and implemented a few book launches with my five titles. I find a book launch […]

Write Links authors share their Library For All stories

Annaleise Byrd​​I attended the ‘Write a Picture Book for Charity’ workshop with Library for All and Michelle Worthington in March 2019. Participants were given fantastic writing advice and prompts, and by the end of the day I had written a […]

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