Simon Higgins

Simon Higgins is a former police officer, prosecutor and private investigator specialising in murder cases. A martial artist and published author with an international career spanning over 20 years and 14 novels published in several languages, he has also been an Australian Government Ambassador for Asia Literacy and an Endeavour Award Recipient. Recently Simon even penned an interactive Visual Novel published in both Chinese and English. When not working on novels or teaching around the world, he leads a professional team writing an animated series for Chinese TV.

Event: Writers Anonymous Meet-Up 

Day: Sun 14 Oct 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Muzium

Simon shares engrossing and inspiring anecdotes, his approach to the writing craft based on cultural fascination and personal identity research, and his fun methodology for developing exciting historical adventure fiction. Includes a practical Q&A component.


Workshop: The Art of Openings Presentation 

Day: Sun 14 Oct 2018

Time: 9am to 10.30am

Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre (MPR1)


Simon shares a unique technique he spent 20 years developing that empowers writers to immediately deliver openings in their short stories, novellas or novels. This ingenious template can be applied to any genre and will enhance any writer's confidence, whether they are emerging or developed. Includes an opportunity for participants to share their results.