Masterclasses

“Masterclass is a game changer … Fiona’s energy and enthusiasm, her honesty and shared experience is just what a fledgling writer needs to make the transition from someone who thinks a lot about writing to someone who has a plan and a vision of their finished work.

The whole experience is amazing; you will be transformed.”

Lauren

In the year 2000 Fiona McIntosh took a Writing Masterclass with author Bryce Courtenay and her life was irrevocably changed. A dozen years on, Bryce Courtenay asked Fiona – now a bestselling author in her own right – to continue his legacy in helping emerging writers find their place. And her life was irrevocably changed once again.

Since opening the doors to her Commercial Fiction Masterclass in early 2013 Fiona has helped writers from all over Australia take a step closer to their own publishing dreams, with more than a dozen graduates now holding publishing contracts or books in print, and eight graduates having signed with top five publishers.

Now publishers and writers alike are keen to be part of this valuable, practical week of no nonsense guidance into the world of commercial fiction.  No gimmicks, no head in the clouds and no time for excuses, Fiona will just set you straight and propel you forward on your writing journey.

If you are serious about investing in yourself and taking your writing to another level, enquire today about the range of options open to you for both creative and/or professional development.

NEW MINI MASTERCLASS FOR 2018…enquire today – 10 spots and only six places remaining.

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Commercial Fiction Signature Masterclass

Suitable for writers of commercial fiction in any genre looking for that elusive catalyst that propels them toward publication. An intensive and inspirational 5-day course that sets you up to succeed.

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Business of Writing

Essential for newly published writers or those on the cusp of submission. This is a 2-day, practical guide to key aspects of the business of writing and how to survive as a commercial novelist, and includes access to industry experts. Suits Commercial Fiction Masterclass graduates or early-career writers.

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Cafe Series

Cafe Series

Ideal for aspiring novelists looking to bolster aspects of their work by focusing on a single topic. Informal, intimate, and empowering, the Cafe Series includes specialised one-day workshops such as The Long Macchiato: Sensory Writing & Immersing Your Reader.

New Long Macchiato Workshop announced for December 2015

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Professional Days

Professional Days

Short, hands-on practical courses for early career writers wanting to develop or improve their skills in areas such as media training, effective networking or performance.

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Writer Retreat

The Writer Retreat will be held over 5 days during the winter months and will provide writers with the chance to immerse themselves completely in the Masterclass experience.

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Masterclass Refresher

Designed especially for former Masterclassers, this commercial fiction refresher course aims to help inspire writers to complete their project and will be held at Riverton in South Australia’s Clare & Gilbert Valleys.

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Mini Masterclass

A pared back version of the 5-day bootcamp. Ideal for the novice or nervous writer, keen to set up for success and learn the essentials for commercial fiction without the intensity, homework, guest presenters and publisher aspect of the full format masterclass. Only 10 writers and in the informal setting midst the vineyards of the Clare Valley...encouraging lots of discussion and slow paced enrichment. Next available - May 2018

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