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 Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.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

Writing a Short Story Competition Entry – A Judge’s Perspective

Write Links’ first Professional Development session for 2020 got off to a sizzling start and was kept short and sweet, keeping with the stamina of the short story. Mia Macrossan shared sensational take home tips for writing the short story […]

The Inner World of Characters, with Karen Foxlee by Zewlan Moor

Karen Foxlee was a humble presenter at the WriteLinks Middle Grade Workshop on 2 March 2019. This was despite just receiving notification that her latest book, Lenny’s Book of Everything, had been nominated as a Notable Book in the 2019 […]

Story Sparkers created by Yvonne Mes

We had a fun session playing with Story Sparkers created by Yvonne Mes. Yvonne was inspired by Rory’s Story Cubes and decided to make some especially designed for writing for children. You can read Yvonne’s blog about her Story Sparkers […]

Write Links’ Mini Fest is A GO!

Book your TICKETS HERE: Join award winning and multi-published children’s and YA authors and illustrators Peter Carnavas, Isobelle Carmody and Dave Lowe for a day of master classes on Saturday the 11th of August at the State Library on South […]

Writing Humour with Dave Lowe

  Article by Melissa Salisbury The Write Links’ professional development session for April was on writing humour and was more than ably presented by Dave Lowe. The online meeting format did nothing to take away from Dave’s sense of humour, […]

Barbara Sheehy shares her Magabala Scholarship experience

  Write Links acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, and recognise their continuous connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging leaders. We pay respects to […]

Self-Care Through Healthy Goal Setting by Ali Stegert

  Reblogged from https://ali-stegert.com/2019/01/09/a-writers-self-care-part-2/  Not all goals are good goals; some can be downright unhealthy.  Of course, most writers want to sign with a world-class agent, experience a bidding war over their manuscript, sell out their first print run, hit […]

July 24th, 2018 find a good home for your old books

At 11 going on 12, my son is moving rapidly through genre. He has left early readers and chapter books in the dust and taken an enthusiastic leap from middle grade to early YA. He won’t be looking back.So our […]

Secrets of a Successful Illustrator Workshop with Caroline Magerl by Kate Shapcott

​How does the interaction between pictures and words work to create something special in a picture book? Carolyn generously shared the process that she used as an author/illustrator when creating her latest book Maya and Cat. ​Caroline loves individuality in […]

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