Monday, April 8, 2013

Workers' Day Writing Workshops

CF Writing presents not one but two specialised writing workshops on Workers' Day, Wednesday 1st May 2013.

Publishing: The New Paradigm
  • How the publishing business works
  • Who's who in publishing
  • The role of agents and editors
  • Traditional, self and vanity publishing, and the Hybrid Author
  • The basics of contracts, copyrights and taxes
  • Marketing, sales and social media

When? 09:00 - 12:00
Where? Didata Campus, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston
Cost? R300 per person

Preparing Your Query

What makes a good query? Bring your query cover letter & synopsis and we will workshop your query to make it the best it can be.

When? 13:00 - 16:00
Where? Didata Campus, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston
Cost? R300 per person

SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Sign up for both workshops and you get both for just R500.

Please RSVP to Romy on or Mandy on to book your place.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Voice Workshop

An evening workshop with wine, snacks and writing exercises!

  • What is Voice in writing?
  • Voice vs Style
  • How to develop your own Voice

When? Thursday 25 April 2013 @ 18:30
Where? The Gabba Building, Didata Campus, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston
Cost? R100 per person
RSVP? Romy on or Mandy on

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome to CF Writing

We are based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, and offer novel writing courses aimed at writers of commercial / genre fiction. We welcome writers of all levels of experience, from newbies attempting their first book to experienced authors looking to brush up on their craft.

Our comprehensive course runs over four Saturday mornings and covers, amongst others, classic narrative structure, character arcs and character development, understanding the publishing business, improving your writing, finding your own voice, as well as practical tips on how to keep motivated.

We also offer more specialised one day workshops on topics such as Preparing Your Query, Promotion and Social Media, and Writing Basics.

For updates on guest speakers and one day workshops, check this blog.

Our next comprehensive course will take place over the following dates and costs only R2,600, inclusive of venue, materials and refreshments.
  • Saturday 16 March 2013
  • Saturday 23 March 2013
  • Break over Easter!
  • Saturday 6 April 2013
  • Saturday 13 April 2013
For more information, please email or