Alicia has consulted for over 20 years in a variety of professional capacities to NSW State Government departments, agencies and not-for-profits.
She is available for:

- teaching and/or designing courses on writing (customisation negotiable)
- working with individuals on developing their writing skills
- speaking engagements
- interviews, podcasts, festivals and panel discussions

Alicia's writing and teaching-related qualifications:

Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Diploma in Editing, Macleay College 
Masters in Creative Writing, UTS, Sydney
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Finding the Plot 

Books are made, not like children, but like pyramids, with a well thought-out plan — Gustave Flaubert

Got an idea for a novel but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you've started work only to find you now have an amorphous lump of prose or the momentum has stalled. Develop structure and find the dramatic energy in your story. Analyse the key elements for successful plotting and acquire tools to help you structure your work with the goal of maximising the emotional impact of your stories.

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Kick Start Your Novel

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.  — Jack London

This is a class for those who don't know where to start. During the session you will be given stimulating exercises to deal with writer's block and draw out ideas you didn't even know you had in you. Discussions will cover setting, dialogue, character and plot and much more.

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