Life Cycle of The Book

writing & Editing

In a series of online events, we will delve into the book industry, sharing tips from our expert panels of writers, editors, publishers and more on the inner workings of the industry. Learn about everything from effective pitching to publishers through to book design, printing, digital books, marketing, and book sales. If you are a new or emerging writer, or an established author keen to know more about your industry we have a session for you.

Through our expert panel, you will learn about how to hone your writing skills in fiction and non-fiction and sharpen your editing skills for publication. We will explore how writers and editors work best together and you will learn the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of writing and editing from working professionals in the industry. Our broad discussion will touch on fiction, non-fiction, copywriting, and content writing.  

We will touch briefly on publishing, but this topic will be covered in depth in number two of our series on the Life Cycle of The Book.

You will learn: 

  • Writing skills in fiction and non-fiction
  • Sharpening your editing skills for publication
  • How writers and editors work best together
  • Broad concepts on right and wrongs of approaching writing and editing

On Thursday the 25th of November you will receive an email containing your ZOOM link and a secure link to view never seen video content of behind the scenes of the writing and editing process filmed for the Life Cycle of The Book project. Please watch this before Tuesday’s night talk and send any questions you might have to so these can be shared with our expert panel.


Anne Gracie – Anne is an award-winning author of twenty novels, published with Berkley USA (part of the Random/Penguin group), Penguin Australia and Harlequin International. She’s a nationally best-selling author in the USA and her Regency-era historical romances have been translated into more than eighteen languages, including Japanese manga editions (which she thinks is very cool). A lifelong advocate of universal literacy, Anne also writes books for adults just learning to read.

Lindy Cameron – Lindy is an independent publisher and author of the Kit O’Malley PI trilogy Blood Guilt, Bleeding Hearts and Thicker Than Water, as well as Golden Relic, Redback and Feedback. She is currently working on series of historical-adventure novellas. She’s also co-author (with her sister Fin J Ross) of the true crime collections Killer in the Family and Murder in the Family. Lindy is a founding member and current president of Sisters in Crime Australia, and the Publisher of Clan Destine Press.

Leslie Falkiner-Rose – Leslie is a writer, digital content creator, former journalist, an author and a Director of Creative Clunes, which hosts the annual Booktown Festival. She is also on the festival programming committee and Chair of In her day jobs, Leslie focuses on strategic communications and collaborative educational, social and cultural change initiatives. She holds a Masters in Philanthropy and Social Investment and is on the Advisory Board of the Master of Social Impact at Swinburne University. 

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All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to Creative Clunes.

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Within 5 days of event – no credit or refund.

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Over 10 days before event – full refund.


Creative Clunes reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course.

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