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Forest Path

 wild scribes

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: 

2022 dates soon to be announced, register your interest to be the first to know! 

6 classes

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

After much deliberation, I decided to take a leap and attend a Springfield Writing Retreat.  This decision changed my life. What I didn’t expect though, was the amazing impact of the ongoing weekly writers' workshops. This weekly group keeps me on track and accountable for my own writing and teaches me, with the professional and gentle guidance from the much loved Karen Comer, to evaluate and discuss writing pieces submitted by others.  I feel more of a writer than I have ever felt.  I am deeply grateful to Karen and my fellow writers.”

Lynn Watson, 

2021 Wild Scribes

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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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