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Writer's Plan with Lori-Jay Ellis

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Get ready to reach your 2024 writing goals by crafting your very own writer's plan.

As a writer, it can be difficult to think about large overarching goals, whether it is to get your first draft done, polish and prepare your work for submission, or build your author network and brand. Writer's Plan is a course that turns these intimidating goals into four achievable blocks: the sustainability of the writer, engagement with an audience, publishing schedule, and craft and conference planning. 

With Queensland Writers Centre CEO Lori-Jay Ellis, learn how to be prepared for annual opportunities, competitions, and conferences, plan your online activity, build your audience engagement, and of course, keep on top of your writing! You will walk away with a clear, concise, and exciting view of your future writing life for the next twelve months.


Learning outcomes

Through group work, individual consultation, exercises and activities, you will gain a clear idea of how to do the following:

  • Make a personal plan so you can sustain yourself writing
  • Learn who your audience is and take the steps to engage with them
  • Develop a publishing schedule
  • Make the most of Queensland Writers Centre's programs and services
  • Prepare for annual competitions, opportunities, and conferences
  • Stay inspired with your craft and keep focussed on your writing future.



This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on author sustainability; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland, and live streamed simultaneously to an online audience via Zoom. As a Level 1 workshop, it is suitable for all writers, beginners and established alike. 

A 7-day live stream replay will be made available to all participants.


About Lori-Jay

Lori-Jay Ellis is a creative executive leader, with a diverse and eclectic background in global marketing. She is a skilled builder of brands and a talented business strategist, with a passion for fostering talent and empowering teams to achieve their potential. Lori-Jay embodies creativity and innovation, bringing a wealth of management experience and a particular passion for the role of innovation in building strong and connected communities. She has produced and directed funded short films and has a personal passion for the written word and a genuine love for all things indie. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual – QUT) and has been CEO of a community arts studio in Sydney, marketing director at a large multinational, and managed a New York art gallery. She has been CEO of Queensland Writers Centre for five years – leading the organisation through what has been a challenging few years!


For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program and answers to FAQs, please visit our website.

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