NEWS: 21 - Jun - 2021
I am completing a spiritual self-help book, which he will publish and sell as part of his personal development business.
Since 2018 Jim has co-hosted (with Mat) the Wharf Hotel writers’ group. It is a subgroup within the overall Melbourne Writers Social Meetup Group established by Mat Clark ten years ago. It meets 6pm to 9.15pm on the third Tuesday of the month.
Jim brings his background in industry cooperation skills to the role, along with his background as an Advanced Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. He has moulded a structured evening. It consists of a social time, small connection processes to help people get to know one another, a word from Mat the overall group founder, a guest speaker spot for someone to share their expertise in some area of writing and being an authorpreneur, a period of time for writers to read out for up to four minutes from their work and get feedback if they want it, and finally another socializing period at the end.
He has written, published and sold across industry, his own training product in cooperation skills. He is completing a spiritual self-help book, which he will publish and sell as part of his personal development business.
What is your story, James?
I run the Melbourne Writer meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Please come and join me.
The group attracts a wide range of both amateur and professional writers from across all writing genres, and aged from late teens to senior citizens. I run it to a time schedule, and has had numbers of people say they like the friendly but structured and time-conscious focus of the evening.
As a sing-along guitarist, I lead a carols sing-along at the Christmas meeting! I have a background in advocacy writing, freelance journalism, lecturing, and training product writing.