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.

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 Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.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

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 […]

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 […]

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