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WRITE OF PASSAGE

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THE WRITE ROAD

An award-winning writing initiative for everyday health and wellbeing.

 

We offer writing motivation, guidance and support for new and unpublished writers.

 

Our workshops are available to people who are isolated – geographically, institutionally, socially, culturally.

MORE ONLINE COURSES COMING SOON!

  • Writing Coach Stephanie Dale

    #youcanwrite - and I can help. For more than 3 years I've been giving people a hand getting started on their books and writing projects. Contact me yourstory@thewriteroad.com.au

  • ONLINE COURSES

    The Write Road ONLINE will be rolled out over coming months. For more information about courses and workshops we have available now, email yourstory@thewriteroad.com.au.

  • WRITING 4 WELLBEING

    The research is in: writing is good for you, body mind and spirit - all for the cost of a pen and some paper. For everyday tips to keep you writing every day join our community newsletter.

How to write your book!

the 7 secret keys to writing wisdom

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Book writing guide for new writers

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“I know, right? You’ve got this book bottled up inside you that won’t let you go. And deep down you’re excited by the possibility of sharing your special wisdom with the world!

To be honest, I know what it’s like – and I know it’s also overwhelming, even terrifying, because you haven’t got a clue how to begin and you don’t have time anyway and it won’t leave you alone and what if ….

That’s why I wrote this little book – to help you to start, because here’s what I know thanks to a thousand people just like you:

“If the longing is there, so too is the ability.”

Stephanie Dale, The Write Road

THE WRITE ROAD

Tell your story, your way

EVERYDAY WRITING

A series of writing workshops for everyday wellbeing. Everyday Writing includes our flagship workshop, Song of the Soul - an event that changes lives, as people claim the writer they were born to be.

COMMUNITY STORYTELLING

Connecting families and communities through the power of story. These workshops celebrate belonging, giving visibility and voice to individual and collective identity.

ADVENTURE WRITING

One of the greatest challenges facing a writer is telling a story that has been told ten thousand thousand times. These workshops open the senses to writing about the wild and natural world. See Walk & Write adventure writing www.walkandwrite.com.au

OTHER GOOD STUFF

A range of innovative workshops designed to empower individuals, communities and organisations to raise their voices in the public spheres of journalism, media, publishing and politics.

The Write Road offers a range of writing and communications workshops, all of which can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups. For example, Creative Journaling can be adapted for high school students and the newly literate. Song of the Soul is wonderful for would-be writers as well as people navigating change.

 

Hover on the images below for more information about specific workshops.

  • Walk & Write

    Let's go for a wander and find the words to express your connection to the world around you.

  • Song of the Soul

    A beautiful gathering for people longing to begin work on writing projects.

  • Her Place

    Writing and photography workshops that celebrate women's connection to remote landscapes.

  • How to launch a political career

    Australia is chock-full of people who are passionate about local values.

  • Writing the Wild

    Whose story is it anyway? Open your senses and let the countryside speak through you.

  • Introduction to Book Publishing

    Explore the advantages and pitfalls of myriad publishing options.

  • Creative Journaling

    Powerful tools for clarifying thoughts, solving problems, establishing new pathways.

  • Citizen Journalism for Beginners

    Establish yourself as a person of influence in the media

  • Catching Stories

    People have stories to tell, towns have stories to be told! A delightful event that pools community wisdom.

WHAT THEY SAY

VISION

To build courage and confidence in new and unpublished writers.

 

Tell your story, your way.

Our vision is to get people writing,

 

Our objective is the resurrection of creativity in everyday life, as a priority for all people.

 

Far from ‘wasting time’ (the most common reason people give for not writing the story they long to write), taking time out to rest, renew, create is good for individuals, families and communities.

 

Research shows that writing has significant and measurable impacts on mental and physical health and wellbeing. A recent study in New Zealand found that severe wounds healed twice as fast in people who wrote whilst healing.

 

Writing can boost immune systems, raise spirits, relieve depression and even improve job prospects for the unemployed.

 

Who knows, writing may yet save national health budgets – it may even save a life.

Just about everybody has a story rattling around inside them, begging to be told.

 

Most often, people long to write a personal story, family story or community history. Some people have bold, ambitious stories hidden in their hearts.

 

What almost everybody has in common are the reasons for not writing their story.

 

The Write Road is dedicated to overcoming these imagined obstacles, exchanging their debilitating impact on the human spirit for courage, optimism and resilience. The writing, begun.

 

We are on a mission to empower people to tell their story, their way.

THE WRITE ROAD FACTS

997

STORIES BEGUN

261

WORKSHOPS DELIVERED

83

TOWNS VISITED

79385

KILOMETRES TRAVELLED

BLOG

Why Writing Makes You Brave

There’s nothing like a long walk to get to know the voices in your head. It’s hilarious really . . . until you realise those voices are shaping every moment of every day of your life. Some years ago, I walked across Italy and through the Balkans. I was heading to Istanbul . . .

The Dusties

Light comes slowly to the Bogan River. I'm lazing beneath the straggly gums by the riverbank on a fold out chair, a freshly brewed cuppa warming my hands. The muddy brown water is dark and still in the clouded light. The early pelicans glide by, ripples on the water giving them away. I glance over at the bar shed nearby . . .

The Soul Longs to Grow - why writing won't leave you alone

There is a calling within you to write. You know it. You long to tend to it. You ignore it. You are not alone. In more than three years on The Write Road this I have learned: just about every human being longs to write. (And just about every single one of us needs guidance, encouragement and support to start . . .

Tibooburra

It was always going to be a wild weekend, driving the dog fence with a pair of Tibooburra’s spirited women. Vicki Crozier was in town to deliver kelpie pups to her mates who run the stations in NSW’s remote top corner. Phyllis Ainsworth was in town for the weekend to say g’day to Vicki and repair the tyre rods on her Landcruiser. I was in town because . . .

NEWS

WRITE OF PASSAGE - kickstart your creativity, write your book!

Calling all remote &/or isolated writers! This series of online writing courses will get you started on your writing, get you focused on your book or help you finish your book. Overcome isolation, meet writing buddies!

WRITING IS A WASTE OF TIME!

The most common reason people in our workshops give for not writing is …. the fear of wasting time! If you have a story rattling around inside you and you want to know why wasting time is important, read Stephanie Dale's editorial in Country Web.

CELEBRATIONS!

Congratulations Liz Chappell on the launch of her first book, Celebrate the Seasons: A garden memoir of New England. ``Your workshops last year certainly put me on track and I've taken your suggestions on board - I'm delighted with the production of my gardening book.``

YOUR STORY: Your life depends on it

“The purpose of The Write Road is recovery – recovering human voices that have fallen silent, recovering spirits that are suffering for lack of hope, recovering the will to claim what is rightfully ours.” The Write Road founder Stephanie Dale delivering the keynote address at the CRANAplus national conference in Alice Springs.

KYLIE'S PHOTOS KICKING GOALS

Congratulations Kylie Fisher! Kylie won the Western Region Light and Life Photograph Competition open section. ``This all started by being encouraged to follow my dream after attending your writing workshop - thank you!``

WOMEN OUT WEST AWARD

This one’s for the storytellers of the west! Thank you for your support for our workshops, programs and events. And our thanks to Women Out West for acknowledging The Write Road’s commitment and contribution to community in rural and remote areas.

CAMPFIRE CELEBRATION OF STORYTELLING

A powerful event - the Campfire Celebration of Storytelling we held at Bourke's Festival of 1000 Stories. Random strangers reading the work of first-time writers around the fire beneath a stormy outback night.

YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT

Our Youth Media Project delivers practical media training that empowers young people to take ownership of their relationship to the world around them. Tell your story, your way!

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU

The Write Road is available to travel anywhere on Earth where people would like a hand telling their stories.

 

If you’d like us to come your way sooner rather than later, contact us!

 

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