Hibernation and RADF Grants

I guess most of you think that I have been hibernating for the Winter. In truth I have been so busy with the university course Research for Writers through Swinburne University that I haven’t had time to consider hibernation.

The end of my course coincided with the beginning of The Year of the Edit masterclass series which I’m participating in with RADF  grant funding. What is a RADF grant you ask? For those of you that would like to find out I’ve included some links below.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

Arts Queensland Website http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/index.html

Logan City Council Website http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/

The Year of the Edit series of masterclasses has so far taught me the importance of scene mapping, before this I used stationary cards and outlines which was and still will be a useful tool when creating the story however not so useful when it came to editing the storyline.

I had also put my first ten pages of my novel in to be critiqued by the group and found the advice given by the other participants was relevant to my story and a great help for giving me further direction.

If you are looking for a group to critique your work and for you to critique their work, you should first learn what critiquing is and what it isn’t. You can find this information on my How To page for Critiquing.

Once you know the basics it is best to test out a few groups and see which ones you enjoy and get the most out of. Instinct will guide you into the group that is most suitable for you for the level you are; whether that is beginner, intermediate or the more advanced writer.

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4 Responses to Hibernation and RADF Grants

  1. Andrew Girle says:

    Hey Kelly – do tell some more about the scene mappping!

  2. Hi Kelly,
    Wonderful to discover your latest post and find out what you’re doing.
    Congratulations firstly for completing your university course and winning the RADF grant.
    Wishing you every success in your upcoming Year of the Edit course.
    Which book are your editing there? 🙂

    • Kelly Hart says:

      Hi Karen,

      I’m editing my vampire novel during the Year of the Edit masterclasses. I have met some great people and learnt some new techniques which I’m now implementing in my own work. The thing I love most about writing is that there is always something new to learn no matter what experience level you are at.
      How is your writing going?

      Cheers
      Kelly.

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