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

08.10.2022
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The Lighthouse Toowoomba, 126 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

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 Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.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

September meeting – Pitch Practice

Pitches! What to include? Do you give away the ending? Can you finish with a question? How do you entice an agent or editor to request your manuscript? Do you include comparison titles? What is the word count for a […]

‘Getting to know the US market’ with the founders of Kidlit411.com

The Write Links August meeting was held on July 30 and we were so lucky to have children’s author and founder of Kidlit411, Sylvia Liu took us through an informative session on getting an agent and submitting in the US […]

July Hybrid Meeting & PD with Alison McLennan

If you felt a creativity tremor emanate from the QLD State Library last month, never fear, it was just our July Write Links meeting! A hybrid meeting, attendees contributed in person and via Zoom. To begin, Write Linkers shared their […]

Reader’s Theatre at Mt Coot-tha

Once again, Write Linkers met amidst the picturesque Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens for lunch and our monthly meeting in June. This yearly event coincides with the annual ‘Story Art’ exhibition, run by Book Links, which showcases the work of local […]

Object writing: A traditional writing exercise visits a Zumba class…

And things get fun (think colour, music, movement, goofiness, and an all-round sensory party!) Confession: I’m not usually a huge fan of writing prompts. In my opinion, they’re like the veggies of my childhood—probably good for me, but bland and […]

March Meeting – Creative Wisdom

What do you get when you cram a bunch of children’s book creators into a zoom meeting? A few collective nouns suggested at tripfiction include a chattering of authors, a draft of authors and an imagination of authors.   However, […]

Two Writelinkers on the CBCA Notables list!

  In addition to being an endless source of industry knowledge, creative inspiration and critiquing opportunities, Write Links is a truly supportive network. Month after month, both during the official meetings and in the friendships formed through them, members genuinely […]

Peter Carnavas – The In-between of Writing – the difficult yet fulfilling art of writing children’s novels.

  Australian author, Peter Carnavas, joined the Write Links team to present this workshop. Peter is author of books such as The Elephant and My Brother Ben among other Australian favourites.             He opened with […]

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 […]

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