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Back To Basics: Improve Your Writing with Sue Wighton

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A half-day 'refresher', full of tips and tricks to quickly improve your every-day writing.

Do you wish you could improve your writing? Do you know what a sentence is? Or a verb? How’s your grammar?

Do you know the difference between active and passive voice? Do you know what makes a ‘good’ writer?

Back to Basics is a half day ‘refresher’ course full of tips and tricks to quickly improve your every day writing.

This workshop covers the basics of good writing, whether it’s a short article, a memoir, or a letter to a friend. There will be practical exercises and handouts throughout the morning.   


This is an in-person workshop with a focus on writing craft; it will be held in-person at State Library of Queensland. This workshop is designed for beginners and those looking for a refresher, but is suitable for writers of all levels and backgrounds.


About Sue

Sue Wighton is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and singer/songwriter.  

In her working life Sue wrote and edited speeches, media releases and other material for the public and private sectors; she also wrote scripts for children’s television, radio ads and documentaries.

Sue’s most satisfying achievement was running her own writing workshops for ten years. Through her business, Write Well, Sue and a dedicated band of trainers conducted writing workshops for Queensland public servants. Write Well still operates successfully today under new ownership.

Sue calls herself an accidental journalist – she wrote a weekly opinion piece for the Courier-Mail (from 2011–2014) – and published a book of her essays in 2020 called Accidental Writer. She still writes and blogs occasionally in between other adventures. 

Sue is passionate about language and using it well. She has been known to bake.


For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program of Events and answers to FAQs, please visit: www.queenslandwriters.org.au/program-info

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