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Overnight Author

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - May 3 @ 2:00 pm UTC+10


Attention business owners. Are you an entrepreneur, health professional, small business owner or have learned some great skills that you want to share?

If you have been thinking about writing a book but just can’t seem to find the time, this weekend workshop will get it done. It could be a business book, self-help book or memoir or biography. Make 2020 the year to make it happen.

Over the weekend, you will be guided through getting the content down and plan the publishing and marketing of the book itself. This will all be in synergy with your branding so that the book can be used as a marketing tool for your business, bringing you more clients, more income and open doors to people you may never thought possible. By the end of the weekend, we plan to have our books completed and ready for the editing stage.

This package includes all accommodation, food, workshop sessions, and coaching.

You Facilitator:

Be connected with award-winning writer and publisher, Blaise van Hecke, who can steer you and your book to great heights.

Blaise van Hecke is the publisher at Busybird Publishing. Blaise helps other writers to find their voice through coaching and publishing at Busybird Publishing. She runs various workshops about writing, editing, and publishing, and is popularly in demand for talks about publishing in general.

Blaise’s story ‘Eleventh Summer’ came second place in the biennial short story competition with the Society of Women Writers (Vic) in 2007, which has since been published in the anthology, Mud Puddles, and the anthology, Thirteen Stories. She has also had other stories published in Blue Crow Magazine, 21D Magazine, Fellowship of Australian Writers, and [untitled].

Blaise is also the author of The Book Book: 12 Steps to Successful Publishing and co-author of Self-Made: Real Australian Business Stories, and contributor to the Health Conscious series Healthy Body and Healthy Mind. She is now working on her first fiction novel, ‘The Colours of Ash’. Her memoir, The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water , was released in August 2018.

Blaise runs Busybird Publishing with her husband, Kev, in the leafy suburb of Montmorency (Melbourne) where they have formed a creative hub for writers and artists through workshops, mentorship, publishing services and open mic nights. To date they have nurtured over 300 books into the world. Blaise is an enthusiastic advocate for writing and the arts, as president for the Society Women Writers’ Victoria and a Pinpoint Ambassador for literature with Banyule Council, and a member of the Nillumbik Arts Advisory Committee.


May 1 @ 2:00 pm
May 3 @ 2:00 pm
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