How do Authors get it write?

Avid readers have many questions; where did the author get the idea for their novel?  How did they create such interesting characters? Will there be a sequel? How did they get it published?

Capricorn Coast Festival Director Nene Davies said it’s questions like these that their Authors and Presenters will answer at eight different panel conversations from 12-13 June at Yeppoon’s literary event of the year.

“When you’re a reader or a writer you’re turning the pages so fast, you want to get to the end of your book and you don’t want it to finish it, it’s the age-old conflict for a reader.  You really get to love the characters and the world they’re in.

“Readers and writers are just so curious. They want to know as much as they can about the books they read and that’s why we’ve added author panels to our workshop and celebratory event line-up for the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival weekend,” she said.

Festival-goers can choose from panels on: research, the role of an Editor, the rise of indie and self-publishing, investigative journalism, romance writing, the writing process and story writing for children.

“Readers and writers can sit front row with some of the most popular Australian writers and journalists of our time like Hedley Thomas, Matthew Condon, Dr Anita Heiss, Rachael Johns, Holly Ringland and Allison Tait AND they get a chance to ask all those burning questions they’ve always wanted to know about how books get written,” Ms Davies said.

As a new introduction for the second Capricorn Coast Writers Festival, attendees can also purchase a day panel pass for $80, or a weekend panel pass for $150 and get along to as many of the Author Panels as they want.  Also new is the Indie Author Marketplace for local Authors who would like to book a table and sell their books to the public.

For those who like a night out, the Festival has that covered too with tickets available now for their Friday and Saturday night events.

“We’re looking forward to our special events including our opening night the Friday Night Cocktail Party at The Rocks, Yeppoon where guests will have the chance to rub shoulders with some of our authors and presenters. There’s also our Saturday Evening Soirée at Yeppoon Town Hall, when authors Holly Ringland, Dr Anita Heiss and Rachael Johns will be in conversation with ABC Capricornia’s Paul Culliver.” Ms Davies said.

Tickets are on sale now at

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