Workshops + Teaching

I’ll be your writing coach

If your journalism career is starting or stalling, perhaps you need to talk strategy. Take advantage of my 20 years of journalism experience (both as a writer and an editor) and my teaching of first-person writing to ask questions about where to next. Whether you need to fine-tune your pitching, work on article structure and understand more about what editors want, or you’re a writer needing help structuring their book (memoir and non-fiction is my speciality – check out my workshops) or understanding how to get published, let’s take it to Zoom! A 1-2-1 session costs $80 for 45 minutes.

Book my memoir workshop

Personal writing, be it book-length memoir, blogging or essay, can be sticky. In these workshops for writers of all levels of experience, I trouble-shoot the concerns you may have about making the leap, from protecting yourself to protecting the family and handling the media. There are plenty of writing exercises to familiarise you with revisiting your younger self, beginning your book with a bang, describing difficult people, putting disclaimers and introductions to good use, finding your themes, identifying your audience and jogging your memory.

I hold these both online and in person. Previous clients include The Monthly magazine; Catherine Deveny’s Gunnas writers’ groups (six times and counting!), Bendigo Writers Festival and Avid Reader.


If you’re seeking a guest lecturer in first-person or feature writing, I’ve made cameos at RMIT, Australian College of the Arts (Collarts), Monash University, Bendigo TAFE, and for Express Media. I also ran the four-month Writers Victoria Features Clinic three times. NB: If your establishment isn’t in Victoria, travel and possibly accommodation expenses will need to be covered as well as the teaching fee.