What better way to craft your inner thoughts than in a luxurious Possum Creek hideaway with a world-class mentor?
Four north coast writers have just spent an intensive week working with award-winning author Marele Day to streamline their manuscripts, which cover genres and subjects such as ecological adventure fantasy, a dystopian comedy future, dysfunctional family tragedies and north coast heroin-smuggling operations.
The mentorship is one of the key programs run by the Byron Writers Festival, and gaining a place is highly competitive. With the gift of time, feedback, and support Marele says, ‘Writers can achieve in a week what normally takes months.’
Marele, the author of the bestselling Lambs of God, which is now in production for Foxtel, works with the writers to prepare their books for submission.
Following the program, all four writers present their manuscripts to Allen & Unwin and will have a one-on-one consultation with the publisher during the Byron Writers Festival in August.