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Board Radiance of the Seas® Ship for our departure from Sydney.


7:30pm-9:30pm    

Dinner in the dining room - all get together and say hello and start off the cruise together. Get together afterwards in informal setting where we will run through the ins and outs of cruising, including making the most of your time onshore and talk about who you are, what you are writing and what you are hoping to achieve on the cruise.

Monday, 4th November

9:00am-12:30pm    

Workshop: Tina – Creating a 3D book. Plotting, planning or pantsing,  tools to use to minimize your work load. Writers will learn the tools necessary to plan their characters and setting and enhance their book so that their characters and setting comes alive and are real to the reader. 
 

1:30pm-4:30pm    

Tide Pool - Alli – Pomodoro Method – Alli will introduce you to the Pomodoro method to help your word count climb in a short amount of time. We will all work on our manuscripts using this method to achieve a plentiful word count.

Tuesday, 5th November

9:00am-12:30pm    

Workshop: Alli – GMC - Goal. Motivation. Conflict. Whether you’re writing a tagline, blurb, synopsis or completing your manuscript, goal, motivation and conflict all come into play. Alli will show how to use this system in all aspects of your work and help make it shine.


1:30pm-4:30pm    

Tide Pool - Writing time in group

Wednesday, 6th November

8:00am-5pm    

Port day, Noumea, New Caledonia
 

3.30pm-6.30pm

One on one session (to be advised). In these sessions, we go through the work you submitted, but we also work with you on anything that you are having a problem with, and specifically need some help on.  

Thursday, 7th November

8:00am-5pm

Port day, Lifou, Loyalty Island
 

3:30pm-6.30pm

One on one session (to be advised). In these sessions, we go through the work you submitted, but we also work with you on anything that you are having a problem with, and specifically need some help on.  

Friday, 8th November

8:00am-5pm

Port day, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
 

3:30pm-6.30pm

One on one session (to be advised). In these sessions, we go through the work you submitted, but we also work with you on anything that you are having a problem with, and specifically need some help on.  

Saturday, 9th November

9:00am-12:30pm

Workshop: Alli – Delving deeper into character conflict (internal and external), themes in storytelling, crafting your elevator pitch and synopsis using GMC and writing a query letter that will have the reader begging for more.
 

1:30pm-4:30pm

Tide Pool - Writing time in Group

Sunday, 10th November

9:00am-12:30pm    

Workshop: Tina – Life After The first draft – how to layer and edit your book after the ‘vomit’ first draft, to ensure you can deliver the best possible product.
 

1:30pm-4:30pm

1. Tide Pool - Writing time in Group. 
2. Any last questions.

Monday, 11th November

6:30am    

Arrive Sydney: It’s definitely worth getting up early to watch the sun rise over Sydney Harbour!

Tuesday, 12th November