Coming Events Where You Can Find Me:



Unfortunately many of the events planned for this year have been cancelled or altered due to covid-19.  That means I’ll no longer be able to attend CoNZealand, and am unsure what will happen with some other events such as the National Writers Forum or Young Writers Day at which I was scheduled to speak.  I’ll try to keep this page updated as much as possible.

Armageddon 2020

I’ll be at this Auckland event over Labour Weekend (October 23-26).  Come say hi in between checking out all the amazing pop culture stalls and celebrities.  Find out more about Armageddon here.



Psychology for Writers Seminars

Writers know that their characters and stories should be multi-layered and believable. Darian Smith is a prize winning fiction writer with a degree in psychology, a Diploma of Counselling, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He combines these two sides of his background to provide simple, easy to follow tools that make use of established psychological theory to help writers develop fully rounded, interesting, realistic characters and inject conflict into their stories. Give your writing the benefit of over a decade of training and experience and discover how to have readers wanting more.

Includes a copy of The Psychology Workbook for Writers

Time will be spent working on developing your own characters so bring along a work in progress or use the opportunity to develop a new character.

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