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FREE | Online Workshop: Overcoming Obstacles In Your Writing with Kathryn Heyman

September 24, 2022 @ 11:30 pm - September 25, 2022 @ 11:30 pm EDT


Overcome the obstacles in your writing in order to flourish and publish.

About this event


Writers are faced with many challenges when it comes to being creative, getting into flow and writing. Obstacles may get in the way, some of which are externally inflicted (think pandemics, bushfires, moving house) and some are internal (mindset, stories we tell ourselves, procrastination, excuses). So how do you overcome the obstacles that life throws at you and what goes on in your mind to still be able to write and write well? More than that, how do you learn to harness the power of those obstacles?

Kathryn Heyman will share her experiences and the strategies, exercises and solutions she’s used in her own work and to help hundreds of writers overcome their own obstacles in order to flourish and publish.


Dr Kathryn Heyman is an internationally award-winning writer of novels, memoir, and plays for radio and stage. She has taught creative for the University of Oxford and is now the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program. Over two decades, she’s coached hundreds of writers from idea to publication. Her seventh book, Fury (a memoir) won the CAL Author Fellowship and is shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.


  • In this session you will learn:
  • how to recognise internal obstacles
  • exercises to implement to overcome obstacles internal and external
  • how others have dealt with obstacles and gone on to win awards
  • how to use and honour conflict in your writing, allowing it to transform your story and your writing life.


This workshop is hosted by Queensland Writers Centre , Fraser Coast Libraries have purchased a limited number of online tickets which we pass on for free to our members.

Once you have registered with us, we will then register you on the Queensland Writers Centre Eventbrite page and you will receive a confirmation email and the link to the workshop from QWC.


September 24, 2022 @ 11:30 pm EDT
September 25, 2022 @ 11:30 pm EDT
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Fraser Coast Libraries

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