Stepping off a Cliff: Starting Your First Novel

Learn the elements of writing with an experienced award-winning writer.

Your expert facilitator Dave Lowe

Dave Lowe is a Brisbane-based award-winning novelist. Across three series and 11 books, his novels for children have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

His first book, My Hamster is a Genius, was highly commended at the prestigious Sheffield Book Awards in the UK. The series – six books – has been translated into six languages so far and is being re-released in new editions in the UK and Australia in 2018. Dave’s second series, Squirrel Boy, won the kids voting section for the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award. And his most recent series, The Incredible Dadventure, has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award and included in the UK-wide Summer Reading Program.

Dave’s interactive writing sessions have been a huge hit with a broad range of audiences and writing classes in the UK and Australia. He’s presented at the highly-prestigious Book Festivals in Edinburgh, Bath and Cheltenham in the UK, and Brisbane Writers Festival, Whitsunday Young Voices and the Somerset Celebration of Literature in Australia. Dave Lowe’s great ability to help other writers makes Stepping off a Cliff a wonderful opportunity to learn about novel writing from a successful and entertaining author.

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