Writing Workshop with Graeme Simsion
Sunday March 6, 2022
Pearl Beach Community Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach

From $80 + booking fee

Sunday 6 March 2022 10:00am – 1:00pm

A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Novel, Memoir or Biography with bestselling author Graeme Simsion.


10:00am – 1:00pm

Simsion Graeme

Writing Workshop: The Novel Project with Graeme Simsion

$80 + booking fee (includes a copy of The Novel Project)

We are so thrilled that the internationally bestselling author author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion, is able to bring this hands-on, practical and inspiring writing workshop to the Central Coast.

Learn firsthand the key steps in bringing your novel, biography or memoir to fruition, no matter where you are in the journey. This masterclass will be the motivating force you need, equipping you with essential skills, a foolproof process, and the priceless inspiration that comes from witnessing a writing professional with millions of book sales under their belt.

Your ticket cost includes a copy of The Novel Project, RRP $32.99.


9:45am Doors – please arrive promptly as the session will commence on time

10am – 12pm Workshop

12pm – 12.30 Q&A

12.30pm – 1pm Book Signings

Pearl Beach Hall requires those entering its space to be double vaccinated and proof will be required to gain entry.

Words on the Waves Writers Festival will follow all applicable NSW Health COVID Safe guidelines at this time. Social distancing and masks encouraged. Please stay home if you are unwell.

Words on the Waves Writers Festival reserves the right to make any changes to any aspect of any workshop without notice.

Writing Workshop: The Novel Project with Graeme Simsion Sunday 6 March,
10:00am – 1:00pm
Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall

9 Diamond Road

Pearl Beach, NSW 2256

$80 + booking fee (includes a copy of The Novel Project)


Simsion Graeme

Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project (sixty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list), The Rosie EffectThe Rosie Result and The Best of Adam Sharp, as well as Don Tillman’s Standardized Meal System and Data Modeling Essentials (in print since 1992), and the audiobook Creative Differences. He lives with Anne Buist, co-author of Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Onward, in Melbourne, Australia.

The Book

The Novel Project Graeme Simsion

The Novel Project (RRP$32.99)

‘Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.’ That’s one way to do it. But you risk finding yourself blocked and directionless, with a manuscript that may never be finished staring back at you.

This book is about another approach, based on established theories of creativity and design—and on the experience of authors who have adopted a more structured and reliable process. It could have been called What They Don’t Teach You in Writing School because, rather than focusing on prose, it covers the entire writing process, from premise to proofreading, as a step-by-step project.

Instead of waiting for the blood, you’ll approach each day with clarity and purpose, progressing steadily toward the best book you’re capable of.Easy to follow, practical and highly entertaining, The Novel Project is a masterclass from an author who started his writing career at fifty and whose novels have sold millions of copies around the world.

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