To book Ally for appearances, author chats, tutorials, interviews or events please email her at

 

ally@allyblake.com

 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 


 

Mending broken hearts:

bring your romance fiction to life

 

QUEENSLAND WRITERS' CENTRE

Saturday April 18th 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Romance fiction is alive with character, conflict, and emotion, but there are several areas writers often struggle with. 

Learn how strengthening themes, making the most of the motifs and through-lines, using your five senses, and improving your knowledge of the expectation of romantic fiction will help develop your romance writing voice. 

 

 

Cost

ASA & QWC members $160
Non-member concession $189
Full cost $210

 

Bookings

Contact the Queensland Writers' Centre on (07) 3842 9922 or visit www.qwc.asn.au.

 

The Queensland Writers Centre in partnership with the Australian Society of Authors

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT APPEARANCES

 

 

PROFESSIONAL TALKS 


 National Writers' Congress: Authorship 20/20

 

 

Commercialisation: the business of authorship from Australian Society of Authors on Vimeo.

 

The full Congress program now online

on the Australian Society of Authors website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP COLLECTION

 


REVISIONS: REWRITING, EDITING, PROOFREADING...OH MY!

 

as seen at the

Romance Writers of Australia conference

 


"Romance Writing Workshop with Ally Blake"

 

as seen at the

Victorian Writers Centre

 


"Love for Sale: Romance Author Panel"

with Anne Gracie

 

"Romance writers talk about their success in this ever-growing niche of genre writing. Romance comes in all manner of guises from historical, SF, comedy to crime, and there is a whole world market to tap into. Participants will be informed of current trends and innovative ways to promote their writing in a contemporary climate. This event will benefit the budding romance writer and reader no matter what their style."

 

as seen at the

Victorian Writers Centre

 


"Sexy vs Sweet - The Ultimate Showdown"

What’s the difference between the red books and the baby blue?  Is the line in between all that defined?  What does "closing the bedroom door" really mean?  Is the difference merely alpha heroes vs gamma, or is it more about emotion vs docking procedures in sex scenes?  Or in the end does it all come down to voice?  Finally - the answer is here!"

as seen at the

Romance Writers of Australia Conference

"SOME LIKE IT HOT" 
 

 


"The Changing Face of Contemporary Romance"

Once upon a time contemporary romance meant an Alpha male, a damsel in distress, and wedding bells to end.  Nowadays romantic stories are about pleasure hotels and footballers wives.  About speed dating and breaking up by SMS.  About post-feminist twentysomething heroines who want it all and fiftysomething heroines trying to find their way after their happily ever after went kaput.  Find out how pop culture has helped change the face of contemporary romance."

 

as seen at the

Williamstown Literary Festival

 


"Sassy in the City"

“A journey in writing fun, fresh, flirty romance discussing creating contemporary category novels, continuing characters, faithful city-girl dialogue, and doing so within true to life Australian settings.  Come along for an entertaining chat about how to put a modern twist on old-fashioned romance!"

as seen at the

Romance Writers of Australia Conference

"LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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