Services



Children’s Entertainment

My children’s entertainment package includes an hour of story telling presented by a character relevant to your needs. (I will dress up relevant to your theme). 

Currently on offer are:
– The Princess Package: stories include Ode to A Gnome, a tale of daring and adventure as Wilfred the Gnome embarks on a mission to save his Princess from an evil Ogre, and Rhiannon of Rhianne, a tale in which the Princess decides she wants to go on an adventure.
– The Dragon Prince of Rhianne: A tale in which Pirro, the Dragon Prince, overcomes his fears and embarks on an adventure with a lovely Elven Maid. 

More packages will be coming in the future. Packages start $100 AUD for an hour. 


Workshops

I offer a range of creative writing workshops designed to unleash creativity.  All workshops can be tailored to any age group (including adults), and time frame (minimum one hour) to suit your function’s needs. Please see individual workshop bios below for more information. 

Workshop pricing starts at $50 AUD per hour and is dependent upon travel and other factors. 


Author Talks

I am available for presenting talks on a range of writing and publishing related topics including:

– My experiences as an Indie Author/Publisher
– The changing perceptions of the Indie Author Market
– My books 
– Writing

If you have a writing or publishing topic you would like to learn more about but do not see it listed above, please email me to see what I can do for you:  b.forrester.author@gmail.com 


Mentoring

I am available for one on one mentoring sessions. The content of these sessions will vary depending on your specific needs. Mentoring topics include developmental editing, character/plot development, publishing as an Indie Author, manuscript appraisal, and more.  

Mentoring sessions can be booked in person or via video chat depending on location.
Mentoring services start at $50 AUD per hour. 

To book email b.forrester.author@gmail.com


BETA Reading

I am available for Beta Reading for Fiction. Feedback given will include my thoughts on your plot, characters and continuity. Feedback will be given from a reader’s point of view and will not include technical information such as misuse of punctuation, grammar or spelling, unless the errors impact upon the reading experience. You will receive a report on my findings  including where your manuscript needs work, things I enjoyed and any relevant suggestions, and I will annotate the manuscript with comments. As each book is different, each Beta Reading Appraisal will be different. Your Beta Reading will be tailored to your manuscript’s specific needs, and your particular concerns regarding your manuscript. 

Genres I am knowledgeable in and will accept for review are:
– Urban Fantasy (Junior, YA, New Adult and Adult)
– Paranormal Romance (not currently accepting RH)
– Historical Fiction
– Crime Fiction

I categorically do not accept Non-Fiction works or Science-Fiction. Price depends upon word count. Please email me at b.forrester.author@gmail.com for a quote. 



WORKSHOPS

B. has been hosting Children’s Creative Writing workshops since 2016. Below are a selection of the workshops you can hire B. to run at your function or event. 


Build A Beastie

In this workshop kids get to let their creativity run rampant and create their own monster. B. will teach the basics of creating a monster from scratch and how to write a short story featuring their creation.




Fracturing Fairy Tales


In this workshop kids get to change a well known Fairy Tale so it becomes something new. Maybe Cinderella decides going to the ball is too much effort? Maybe Snow White is allergic to apples? Kids will get to pick a key element of a Fairy Tale to change and explore how that changes the story.


Super Hero Creation Station


In this workshop kids will learn the six basic elements that make a Super Hero (or Villain) and use this knowledge to create their own Hero or Villain. Kids will then get to write a short story featuring the heroics (or schemes) of their character.


To Set Forth On A Journey


In this workshop kids will learn how to write an adventure story modeled off the archetype of The Hero’s Journey. Kids will learn how this archetype has shaped our cultural story telling and write their own short story using traditional techniques and elements. Content covered will include the basics of plot, plot construction, traditional character types employed in the Hero’s Journey, character development/creation and more. 

Please note that this workshop is not suitable for an hour long engagement. This workshop is suited to a day long workshop or short course.


Creating Characters


In this workshop kids will learn how to create a well rounded character to write a story about. Kids will learn about characterisation, motives, foibles and fears and how these shape characters actions and in turn create interesting stories. Kids will write a short story using the character they create and explore how the elements of character limit and focus the character.


Fantastical Fairy Tales

In this workshop kids will get to create their own fairy tale. Kids will learn the elements that make up a Fairy Tale and use these elements to weave their own tale of the fantastical.


Mythical Creatures

In this workshops kids will get to pick their favourite mythical creature and write a short story for it. Kids will learn the key elements of story telling and narrative structure. Note: Participants will be expected to have a prior understanding of the creature they want to write about, it’s magical properties and an idea of any relevant lore (i.e. kids writing about vampires should know about their abilities and limitations)


Inquiries and bookings should be emailed to B. at b.forrester.author@gmail.com or by using the Contact B. link at the bottom of the page.

B. will be creating some new workshops soon so be sure to check back periodically. 

Don’t see a workshop you would like to have run? Email B. today to see what she can offer you.

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