Writing NSW

Writing Mind, Body, Spirit with Maggie Hamilton

Join author Maggie Hamilton and discover the secrets of the mind, body, spirit genre.


Event Details



Event Starts

May 28, 2022

Event Ends

May 28, 2022


Writing NSW


Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038

Saturday 28 May 2022, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135


Participants in face to face courses must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must comply with any other precautionary measures Writing NSW puts in place.

How do you write a captivating book that inspires others? What key skills will help get you over the line? What is it that readers of mind, body, spirit books seek? How can you be sure? Join author Maggie Hamilton and discover the secrets of the mind, body, spirit genre. A former publisher at Allen & Unwin, she created and ran the Inspired Living imprint, producing over 75 books in the mind, body, spirit genre.

In this lively hands-on workshop for unpublished and published writers, you’ll discover how to settle on the best way to describe the inspirational experiences and approaches you wish to share, and how to build on these insights to make each chapter count. Learn what to leave in, and what to take out. Find out how to arrive at your own voice, and to weave the voices of others into your creative nonfiction narrative.

We’ll cover:

  • The current trends in mind, body, spirit books
  • Who your book is for – and how to ensure you’ve got this right
  • How to draw up a solid chapter plan
  • The secrets of a punchy opening
  • What to do when a chapter or section feels a bit thin
  • Why use case studies
  • Mistakes mind, body, spirit writers make
  • What the rules are when interviewing others
  • Why layering is so important
  • How to keep readers with you to the last page
  • Essential tips needed to edit your work
  • What you’re looking for when asking for feedback
  • Why endnotes help keep your text moving


For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/writing-mind-body-spirit-2022/