How to Write and Publish a Book

Six week course in writing and publishing a book

Date: Mar 24 – May 5Space: Workshop

How many times do we hear people say, “I’d love to write a book!”

Well now is your chance!

Starting on Sunday 24 March 12-2pm, published author Colin Hayvice will be running a six-week course for those wanting to do just that, even if you have never written anything before and maybe, like him received low marks for English at school.

Colin knows a thing or three about what’s involved in the book writing process, having published three books, with a fourth in the pipeline. The former international wool buyer, country publican, Australian Postie and qualified squash coach brings the ups, downs and adventures of his past experiences under the titles, Confessions of an Aussie Postie, Turn Left at the Zebra and children’s novel, The Makutu Stone.

Colin studied and achieved a Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and also was awarded the Highest Achievement for Writing for Children in the Omnibus Book Awards 2009. Colin also researched and wrote two documentaries for Paramount Pictures and their TV Program ‘Sightings‘, with none other than Henry Winkler – aka Fonzie – as the Producer and Director.

Colin says his first novel The Makutu Stone, was a real grind, so will have plenty of tips and help for his students.

The two hour, once a week course will cover how to research, write and publish a book, plus also how to tap into your creative juices. The course will be limited to 10 ‘wannabe’ authors to enable more one on one attention. Colin’s main aim is to help the group write a book, have it edited, cover designed and published on Kindle and paperback.

Each student will receive a workbook which they can also work through in their own time, but Colin will be available for help and advice 7 days a week.

Everything will be supplied in the course fee of just $60, payable in advance.

The course will run on 6  x Sundays, 12-2pm from 24 March to 5 May, with no class on Easter Sunday 21 April.

This course has been funded with a generous subsidy from Napier City Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.

For more information or to register for this course contact Colin: or call 021 0437253.

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