Welcome to the December 2020 edition of CKT
It’s time to close the book on what has been a long 2020. I know this is one novel I never want to read again!
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.
This year has thrown us many challenges. More for some than others.
One positive to come from this year, is the ability for authors and illustrators to be able to visit anywhere in Australia or the world, through platforms like Zoom. Don’t get me wrong, face-to-face is more preferable, but our audience has suddenly grown with the realisation we can also offer our services online. The possibilities are now endless.
Here’s a quick look back at who we featured this year:
We have been lucky to chat with some truly inspirational organisations. Kicking off with the wonderful SCBWI – February 2020.
- #AuthorsForFireys - March 2020
- The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) - April 2020
- Larrikin House - May 2020
- Buzz Words - June 2020
- Writing NSW - July 2020
- Children's Books Daily - August 2020
- Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency - September 2020
- Students Need School Libraries - October 2020
- Share Your Story - November 2020
- Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. - December 2020
We always round out the year with our birthday celebrations. We hope you will join us again this year LIVE on Facebook!
Click on the button below to register
Bring On 2021
In 2021, we will be celebrating 10 years in the children’s writing industry. CKT will be changing for the better.
Here’s a teaser of what’s to come:
- New website
- More membership benefits
- New services
- New courses - including a number of exclusive Jackie French workshops
- Creative Kids Tales Writers’ Festival in June
- More publishing opportunities
- More surprises
- A new era!
Thank you to my wonderful team for your help this year.
Rod, our website Guru.
Emma, my assessment and APT coaching partner.
Susan, our Critique Group Captain
Fiona, our Intro Writer Extraordinaire.
Charlotte, my Instagram Princess.
Karen, Hayley, Susan, Fiona, Michelle, Dannielle and Jeffrey for helping for allowing me to bounce ideas off you and for helping me run our Facebook Group.
Congratulations to the winners of Georgie's milestone birthday competition.
We had over 100 entries.
All were of an outstanding standard, which made it extremely hard to select our winners.
1st Prize – Under the Moonlight by Susannah Crispe - (A CKT Author Personal Training package valued at $297)
2nd Prize – Neves Fart Blast by Rita Batshon - (A detailed critique of their entry through the Creative Kids Tales Manuscript Assessment service valued at $100)
3rd Prize – The Last Piece of Cake by Kelly Clark - (One-year membership with Creative Kids Tales valued at $40)
2 x Highly Commended places:
What, Mr Wilson is sick? By Megan Carige
Christmas Chaos by Lyndy Lou
For more information, visit our Competitions page. https://www.creativekidstales.com.au/competitions/ckts-competitions
Jackie French will take you on a journey in the Creative Kids Tales workshop - Crossing the Line Between Fact and Fiction on Sunday 17 January.
History is an endless source of fascination and adventure. But where do you find the genuine voice and the details that make a book live? When do you know you have found the plot, the time and the people for a work that will hook publishers and readers - and keep them reading?
This one-hour workshop includes question time with Jackie.
Workshop date: Sunday 17 January 2021 at 3:00 PM
There are only three spots remaining for this Jackie French exclusive workshop.
Click on the button below to Book YOUR ticket
INVEST the Write Way
I am very excited to be able to share with you that in 2021 I will be teaching my course, INVEST the Write Way at a local college. That means I won't be able to offer it online again until mid-2021.
December will be your last opportunity to attend this all-inclusive course until later next year.
Here are some of the topics covered during this course:
- Dos and don’ts submitting to publishers
- Building your author platform
- Marketing yourself and your work
- Author Personal Training
- Building your website
- Pitching to Publishers
- ELR & PLR
- Grants and residencies
- Book launches
- Author Etiquette
- Should you be paid?
- How to secure school visits
- Talks and workshops for schools - Where do I start?
All this over 3 hours for only $75.
Click on the button below to get YOUR tickets through Trybooking.
Look no further for the perfect writers' Christmas gift 🎁
This is one INVESTment opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Online via Zoom sessions:
- 3 December (7.30pm – 8.45pm)
- 5 December (4.30pm – 5.45pm)
- 7 December (7.30pm – 8.45pm)
Once you've purchased your ticket you'll be sent a link to join the Zoom session.
Why not finish 2020 armed with the tools to get you off and running in 2021.
‘I had been searching for an all in one workshop to set me on the right course of action for my writing journey. There are a lot of options online but none that are as highly recommended by people. They were right about INVEST the Write Way.
I thoroughly enjoyed all three sessions. Each one was packed with current helpful information and valuable tips. I loved that Georgie shared her personal and professional stories, giving a rare insight into the life of an author and the publishing industry. SO much covered in only 3 sessions.’- Mistie
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