Novelists' Boot Camp with Kim Wilkins
Novelists' Boot Camp with Kim Wilkins

Novelists' Boot Camp with Kim Wilkins

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Queensland Writers Centre

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Novelists' Boot Camp

TIMES / DATES: 6-8pm Friday 17 February, and 10am-5pm Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 February

PRICES: QWC members $350 or $315 concession; General admission $415 or $370 concession (includes 1-year membership to QWC).

Don't let your good idea go to waste - get it on the page over three days of intensive brainstorming, plotting and practical exercises. Arm yourself with the tools and frameworks to support your story. Create a book map, face your writing fears and guide your ideas into a workable narrative. Not for the faint-hearted! Prepare for an intensive weekend of planning and execution. Finish the weekend with a comprehensive plan to guide your first draft.

PLEASE NOTE: admission to this course is by submission to ensure that projects are at a suitable stage of development; you will not be assessed on your writing. QWC will contact you to finalise payment once your submission has been accepted.

This course is suitable for emerging writers who have an idea for a new novel project. It is not suitable for writers who have already written the draft of their novel. Throughout the course, writers will complete activities designed to help them plan their novel and prepare to begin writing the first draft.

To register interest, please download the submission form from this link. Fill out the submission form and return it to If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us on 07 3842 9922 or email


Course for intermediate and emerging writers

More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here

About Dr Kim Wilkins

Dr Kim Wilkins is a senior university lecturer in writing, editing and publishing, and is the multi-award-winning author of 27 novels in a variety of genres.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at:

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend, an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

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