Wow!   This was a moving heartfelt presentation yesterday by the sweetest and most generous person I know, my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield.   It was a hit and I was also blown away by the positive reception and love that followed.  What a fun time all day with other great presentations

From Alison Tait and Valerie Khoo’s fun filled presentation on How to make yourself more marketable as a writer – and sell more books.  From their past life as “orgasmic” writers to presenters of building platforms for new and emerging writers.  This was hilarious and had us primed for what followed.

From Gecko Press Julia Marshall presented  the craft and passion of inspirational books. Another interesting session.



Mira Reisberg US editor and art director was an interesting Keynote speaker on the Craft and Business of Getting and Staying Published.



Vivian catching up with Mira after Mira’s talk.




For Author Lunch break-out  there were publishers who talked Vision! Are your story elements all working together?  They were Linsay Knight, Heather Curdie, Mary Verney and Eve Tonelli.  It was great how through answering questions from a moderater we learned tips on strong elements, making it relatable, plot and much more.

Agents and Publishers also did a feedback on Pitches from eight selected authors work.  The authors had to pitch and read a chapter or first page manuscript and then listen to feedback.  This was very interesting and well worth sitting in on.

Here are some pictures from Vivian’s presentation.




Pop back for more interesting posts as we follow Vivian on her trip down-under.




About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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  1. Darlene says:

    Vivian is a wonderful speaker. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for filming her talk. Listened to it and learned so much more about her. Loved it! So glad Vivan made the trip! Have a great time!

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