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Mark Brandi: Making the Leap – how I quit my day job

Session Info:

Every writer’s journey is unique – there are no rules or roadmaps. In my case, my debut novel (Wimmera, Hachette) wove meaning from the disparate threads of my personal and professional life.

So what events from my past shaped my writing? How did they manifest in my debut novel? And what did I learn from the ups and downs along the way?

This entertaining and informative session tells the story of how I made a career from writing, while offering exercises and insights into the craft.


  • Drawing from life experience
  • Voice and characterization
  • Finding inspiration
  • Diligence and resilience
  • Paths to publication

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