Conclave 2018

I’ll be at this Auckland event over Easter weekend.  Come find me at the Saturday morning market or come to the book launch for Te Korero Ahi Ka to celebrate this collection of New Zealand speculative fiction and hear me read from my story.  For more information about Conclave, see their website.


RWNZ Auckland Chapter – Psychology of Characters

If you’re a member of RWNZ or interested in joining, come along to the Auckland chapter meeting on April 7th.  I’ll be giving a presentation on the psychology of characters, describing some of the techniques in The Psychology Workbook for Writers plus a few more.


SupaNova 2018

SupaNova are the Australian pop culture expos held throughout the year.  Come see amazing guests and fabulous cosplay.  Stop by my stall for a free bookmark and a chat.

Melbourne – April 20-22

Gold Coast – April 27-29

Sydney – June 15-17

Perth – June 22-24

Adelaide – November 2-4

Brisbane – November 9-11


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.

New dates to be announced soon.  Sign up to my newsletter to be sure to keep informed.