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All About Writing’s webinar on overcoming writing obstacles

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Date: 5 July 2023

Time: London 17:00 to 18:00

Johannesburg 18:00 to 19:00

We look forward to having you with us! 

Send your questions about your writing obstacles in advance. Subject line: Questions for 5 July webinar

jo-anne richards

Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Jo-Anne has published five novels: , and .

Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken was recently rereleased as part of the prestigious Picador Africa Classics collection. When it first appeared, in 1996, it was nominated for the Impact International Dublin Literary Award and chosen as an “outstanding debut novel” by a British book chain.


Richard Beynon is a story consultant and an award-winning film and television scriptwriter with a long and accomplished career.

He and Jo-Anne Richards founded All About Writing in 2007. They run a variety of courses all designed to help you become a better writer.

Richard has ghostwritten a number of books. His most recent collaboration is Step Back and LEAP: 9 Keys to Unlock your Life and Make Sh*t Happen with Patrick Mork.

A former journalist for the Rand Daily Mail, he has conceived, shaped and written scores of documentaries.

Richard has written for – or headed the writing teams of – many of country’s most popular soaps from Isidingo to Scandal and S’gudi S’naysi.

He managed the writing team at Isidingo for three years, as well as contributing over three hundred scripts to the series.

Richard has lectured on writing for film and television at Wits. He has won numerous awards for his work specifically in comedy, soap and children’s drama.

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