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Nikki Gemmell: The Writing Journey

Session Info:

A rollicking session on my journey into making a career out of writing – from an 8 year old getting a poem published in a school magazine to books appearing around the world in 22 languages, with a lot of rejections and heartache along the way.

Topics covered:

  • How I began
  • Branching out from fiction into non-fiction, kids’ books, essays and columns.
  • Responses to writing – how to keep going when the world seems against you
  • Overcoming writerly heartbreak
  • The importance of creativity
  • How to be a writer
  • How to get published
  • Or any combination of the above

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