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 fresh voices

It’s not too late to write 5000 words by Christmas!

Not only is this totally doable,

it can be more fun than you think.


Writing doesn't have to be a lonely journey and

like most things, it's even better when shared.

Springfield wild scribes will: 

enrich your writing process

with a small group of writers

in structured and inspirational weekly sessions.


Foster connection with other writers

Enrich your writing process through critiquing other's work

Build motivation and momentum

Provide accountability

Open to fiction and non-fiction writer

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By the end of six weeks, you will have:


Connected with 6-10 other writers, a potential source of inspiration and support for years to come

Written 5,000 words

Learnt how to critique other writers’ work

Received structural feedback from an editor and two other writers weekly

Learnt tailored writing techniques focusing on dialogue, tension, layering details, etc

Learnt how to use Wet Ink, an online writing platform



Springfield wild scribes runs 6 week sessions throughout the year: 

6 classes

26 October  - 30 November 

Tuesday evenings  7.00-8.30pm

On zoom



Setting aside time:

You will need to allow time each week to attend the zoom meeting,

write 1,000 words and review two writers’ work

*plus GST

“I have been a part of the wonderful Wild Writers group for 2 years now, meeting weekly via zoom to share, enjoy and review each other’s work. We are so blessed to have Karen Comer facilitate the group. Her guidance, editing skills and kindness is extraordinary, together with Kinchem Hegedus, the Director of the stunning retreat Springfield, where many of us first met.  Each session is an absolute highlight in my week and has been instrumental in helping me establish a daily writing routine. I learn from everyone in the group, who offer wise and encouraging feedback to each other. I am learning to write with courage and vulnerability, thanks to the beautiful women who have become very dear friends.”


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Springfielder, host of wild scribes, author, editor, blogger and beautiful human

Karen Comer writes middle-grade and young adult verse novels. She is represented by
literary agent Danielle Binks at Jacinta di Mase Management and has two manuscripts
currently out on submission.

As a freelance editor, her projects include the children’s art magazine BIG and self-published titles (both fiction and non-fiction).

She facilitates weekly online writing groups for Life at Springfield. She also
presents writing workshops to schools and school holiday programs.

Karen blogs about literary matters at

She has a Melbourne University Honours degree (English) and a RMIT post-graduate degree (Editing and Publishing).

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