Non-fiction writing workshops

Have you decided to write the great Australian non-fiction book? It is a dream for many to see their experiences in print. Discover how to create a clear map of steps involved in editing, cover design, publishing and promotion.

Find out how to develop a strategy for promoting your book so it can be seen in all the right places. Learn how to write a quality book to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Join Cathryn Mora from Change Empire Books to find out how to start - and finish - the writing process.

Location Date and Time Registration
Monday 19 April, 10.00-11.30am Register
Beerwah Community Hall
Tuesday 20 April, 10.00-11.30am Register
Friday 23 April, 10.00-11.30am Register

Free. Limited spaces available per workshop. Registration essential.

COVID-19 event information
- Under Queensland Government restrictions, customers must provide their contact details to library staff when entering the library.
- Customers are required to act on the advice of library staff, observe social distancing and practice good hygiene.
- Customers must be in good health prior to attending the session. If you feel unwell, cancel your registration and do not attend the event.
More information on COVID-19 in Libraries.

More great info to get you started

You know what they say – truth is stranger than fiction. Are you an avid non-fiction reader? Whether it is bingeing on true-crime, biographies or travel stories, non-fiction is fabulous way to absorb life from around the globe.

This genre can be informative, entertaining and educational. Library members are huge fans having borrowed non-fiction titles 1,311,003 times!

Dive into 10 of the best-selling non-fiction titles of all time:

  1. In cold blood by Truman Capote
  2. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
  3. The art of war by Sun Zi
  4. The omnivore’s dilemma by Michael Pollan
  5. The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank
  6. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  7. A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking
  8. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
  9. All the president’s men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  10. The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape

For more head to the All time 100 best non-fiction books list at Good Reads or The best non-fiction books of all time at Panmacmillan.

How to start writing a non-fiction book

Libraries members have borrowed creative writing titles 1,541 times! If you are deep in the middle of the dreaded writer’s block, check out the huge range of how-to write titles to get you back on the page. 


Brand new non-fiction titles on eBook:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.


Real words, real life – right in your ears with these eAudiobooks:

You can borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks. To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eAudiobooks? Watch this video tutorial


Get started on your masterpiece with these writing eMagazines:

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBdigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Listen on the go with these writing-related podcasts:

Search for these free podcast titles and more in your preferred podcast provider.

How to outline and create a framework for your non-fiction book

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