Thursday, July 10, 2014



The Story BridgeSelwyn Community Education
The Story Bridge in partnership with Selwyn Community Education are delighted to offer our second Writing and Publishing Week.
This programme is for you if you:
  • Have always wanted to write or need new ways to write for children or young adults.
  • Burn to tell your own life story, but don't know where to start.
  • Hanker to write short stories or even the "Great New Zealand Novel"
  • Are dying to know more about indie (self) publishing but don't know where to start.
  • Are tired of publishers who say NO.
  • Want people to read your travel tales and look forward to more.
  • Are excited about illustrating and producing a children's picture book.
  • Can't wait to write poetry or get more creative with your poetry.
  • Want your own writer's website and to know how to use it.
  • Have indie (self) published (e-book or print book) and want to sell more.
  • Don't 'get' facebook or social media, but are keen to learn.
Join two of our one-day workshops (regular price $147.00) and pay only $248 (saving $46).  Join both Creative Writing courses (two day + three day) for the reduced price of $510 (saving $86).  Please call Selwyn Community Education on 5219623 or email info@selwyncomed.school.nz to take advantage of these discounts.  
Enrol online by clicking on the 'Register' link on the course pages below, or call Selwyn Community Education on 5219623.  
Tea and coffee will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch, snacks and water bottle. A bakery and a cafe are located within 500m of Selwyn College.  Free parking.  Please let Selwyn Community Education know if you have any special mobility requirements.
http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/816-creative-writing-stage-ii

Friday, July 4, 2014

How to Indie Publish (Advanced Course)

Take your indie publishing to a whole new level.

JULY 18
Fri 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Selwyn College Presenter: Jocelyn Watkin
$147.00 incl GST

Uploaded your book to Amazon but wonder why it is not selling? Perhaps you are already indie publishing (self-publishing) but feel you need to know more about marketing? Maybe you have attended Jocelyn's popular Beginners Guide to Indie Publishing and are ready for a step up?

Jocelyn has prepared this brand new course in response to indie publishers (self publishers) wanting more on marketing and selling their books.

Please note: This course is not about how to upload your book to Amazon (or elsewhere). You need to have done that before attending this course.

You will learn:

• The magnificent 7 strategies for success

• Define and target your ideal reader (your audience)

• How to write a sizzling back cover blurb

• Understanding your author platform

• The super highway of marketing

• Tips and tricks the professionals use

• Planning the next steps







Cost: $147. Attend any other 1-day workshop during the Winter Writing and Publishing Week as well as this one, and pay $248 for both.

Date/Time: Friday 18 July, 9.30am - 4.00pm with a one hour lunchbreak.

Beginners course costs $147. Attend and pay for this as well as the advanced indie publishing course and pay only $248 for both (savings $46).

If you wish to enrol for two or more courses in Winter Writing and Publishing Week 2014, please contact Selwyn Community Education office on 5219623 or info@selwyncomed.school.nz to take advantage of discounts.

Tutor: Jocelyn Watkin: writer, blogger, indie publisher (print and e-books), freelance journalist, sales and marketing specialist. She has tertiary qualifications in journalism, teaching and management, including a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).