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Available Services

Art based services

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Writing based services

Paint parties

Join your friends for a fun event. You choose your subject and I provide the canvas, paints, equipment, and knowledge. Celebrate a birthday, hen's party, or any other reason. I can come to your venue, or you can come to me.

Writer's surgery

One-to-one feedback via Zoom. Face to face, remotely, from anywhere in the world. You can use your surgery to…

  • Brainstorm a new idea 

  • Troubleshoot a specific issue 

  • Get a perspective on your narrative craft 

  • Find new inspiration 

  • Get out of a writer’s block 

  • Stay motivated to keep writing

Illustration 

Each story deserves to be illustrated in a way that enhances the story without distracting. I work in many mediums and in a variety of styles. Let your story speak to me.

Picturebook writing

I can help you with ANY aspect of a picture book. I've written and illustrated 13 published books so far. Both traditionally and independently published, I have the experience you need.

Itchy Emu Publishing can help you.

A publishing imprint that can help you in a variety of ways. 

We can assist you in self publishing, giving guidance and sharing our knowledge of the industry. Showing you the ropes and alerting you to your responsibilities as a published author. Or, we can do it for you.

Art classes (in studio)

Join a group to learn everything from drawing what you see to painting something abstract.

I cover all mediums, colour theory, design, and composition.

Private lessons available. 

Please contact me for more information.

workshop specific to picture books

The magic and science of picture book creation. Learn where to begin and how to structure a picture book. A hands on workshop designed for writers and writer/illustrators of stories for children.  Learn the art of writing a wordless picture book.  

Book cover design

"You can't judge a book by it's cover." 
NOT TRUE

Allow me to assist you on creating a book cover that showcases your story and makes people want to read it.

Illustration of manuscript

You have a story you would like to illustrate yourself.

Fantastic!

I will help you with story breakdown, story boarding, and style. I will progressively critique your work and give helpful guidance so you have a product you can be proud of. 

Creating a body of art for exhibition group

Creating a cohesive exhibition that involves a group of artists can be challenging. Allow me to be your mentor and guide the group from concept to opening. As I work in all mediums I can assist individual artists with their works and keep the group's works coordinated.

Art workshop tutor

Workshops designed to suit the participants. Focus on the medium or the genre. 

Workshops on drawing, painting, or artist books available.

Writing workshop 'general'

Workshops can cover all forms of writing. Fiction for children and adults, genre writing, non-fiction, blog, and article writing. I will structure the workshop to suit your participants.

Typesetting

Getting ready for a publisher?

I can typeset your manuscript.

Hard cover or soft.

picture book

Novel

How to, and Non-fiction​

Getting published

Traditionally and independently published I can help you decide on the future of your manuscript. Do you have questions? Do you feel out of your depth?

Let me help you.

Creating a body of work, Solo exhibition

A solo exhibition is a huge undertaking that requires planning and determination. I would love to assist you, I can help with concept design, planning, action, and keep you motivated during the process.

Mentorship programs

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Please note that Writer's Surgery, all mentorships, cover design, typesetting, and illustration, are at current ASA rates (Australian Society of Authors) less a discount of 10% for subscribers to this site.