Friday, July 27, 2007

The Citizen's Writing Competition, Creative Industry Course

The Citizen recently partnered with 30° South Publishers to offer unpublished South African writers a chance to have their work published and to expand the public's awareness of the wealth of undiscovered writing talent in South Africa, reports Biz-Community.

According to Kerrin Cocks of 30° South Publishers, most book prizes are judged by a panel of judges, and many manuscripts sent into publishers are often evaluated on their synopses alone. It has been decided to re-create that theme but allow the public to be the judge instead. Read the rest of the article.


Dates: 3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2007
Tutors: Linda Weber & Darrel Bristow-Bovey
Cost: R2, 800

Write a Children’s Book will cover the specific challenges of writing for children as opposed to adults and examine such topics as; issues of plotting; components of address and register (how to speak to your readers, rather than at them or down to them); selection of tone; considerations of genre; the importance of knowing your reader; the importance of character and, above all, the importance of not being boring or too obviously earnest.

For more information, visit Creative Industry's Web site.

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