Kelly is available for speaking at retreats and workshops where she provides lots of actionable writing advice and tactics for improving. Drawing on her own experiences as a writer and editor she provides the audience with examples, knowledge and support to grow and improve their skills.



Self-editing for Writers – 3 hours

The perfect workshop for writers wanting to strengthen their manuscript before sending it to an editor, publisher or agent. Kelly takes you through some of the major manuscript issues with information and examples on how you can improve your manuscript.

Topics covered:

  • The Self-editing Process
  • How to Edit Your Writing
  • Chronological Order
  • Show, Don’t Tell
  • Point of View
  • Head-hopping
  • Writing Believable Dialogue
  • Don’t Use Weak Qualifiers
  • How to Avoid Pet Words and Phrases
  • Where to Now?

Better Critiquing for Better Writing – 1 hour

The perfect workshop for writers starting a writing or critiquing group, or for writers looking to improve the quality of critique within their group. Kelly takes you through main areas that can cause trouble and gives valuable pointers.

Topics covered:

  • The Basics of Critiquing
  • Why friends and family don’t make the best critiquers
  • How to Critique—the Mechanics
  • Getting Your Work Critiqued
  • How to Handle a Bad Critique
  • The Difference Between Critiquing and Manuscript Assessment

Custom-designed Workshop – 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hour options available

A workshop can be custom-designed on a specific writing topic to suit your group’s needs. Just send us an email to discuss your writing workshop requirements.

Optional topics:

  • Finding ideas
  • Characterisation
  • World-building
  • Writer’s journal
  • Writing dialogue
  • Achieving your writing goals
  • Starting a writing or critiquing group

Want to book Kelly for your event?

If you’re interested in booking Kelly for your event, contact us here with the details. We’ll confirm availability, speaking rate and arrange for you to chat with Kelly in more detail.

Upcoming Events

  • TBA

Past events

  • Rainforest Writing Retreat – May 2015
  • Write Links –29th August 2015