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Thu, 25 Aug


Woodlands of Marburg

Coerced to Courageous - Share your story

We have confirmed all authors to share their story of rebuilding their lives after domestic violence, in our next book titled 'Coerced to Courageous.' The book is developed through a technical writing live-in workshop over 4 days & 3 nights at Woodlands of Marburg, Queensland. 25th-28th August 2022

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Coerced to Courageous - Share your story
Coerced to Courageous - Share your story

Time & Location

25 Aug 2022, 9:30 am AEST – 28 Aug 2022, 3:30 pm AEST

Woodlands of Marburg , 174 Seminary Rd, Marburg QLD 4346, Australia

About The Event

 Share your story in the book Coerced to Courageous

It’s time!

It's time to be courageous

Yes, it is time to share your story.

We have now confirmed all places in the book. 

We are closing registrations for now, to work through current applicants and not dissappoint anyone. 

Why should you share your story?

Simply to help you heal and to help others on their healing journey.

"Studies have shown that digging into our personal stories, reflecting on them, and editing them as our lives evolve, is good for us. Sharing them with others, though it makes us vulnerable, is an important part of this healing" . See reference 

Sharing your story may not be easy and it helps your healing. You many not even be aware of what you have buried. 

How do I know? Well in 2013, I did just that. I started to share my story. Yes, it did bring up a lot of hurt feelings and it took me back to those dark times. Though in the process something positive happened, I began to feel free from the baggage, I worked through underlying emotions, and I felt happier, lighter and more at peace with myself.

Since then, 32 domestic violence survivors have also shared their stories in our series of stories of strength and success and rebuilding life after abuse. The authors in our three books Broken to Brilliant, Terror to Triumph and Shattered to Shining found that sharing their story was life changing. But also, their stories have helped so many other domestic violence survivors, providing hope and strategies to help them to rebuild their lives.

Now, it could be your turn to share your story in our upcoming book ‘Coerced to Courageous’.


To be eligible you will need to:

-Be a domestic violence survivor

-Be out of the abusive relationship for 5 years or more

-Have moved forward in your life and are not stuck in victimhood

-Have experienced coercive control as part of an abusive relationship

-Complete the application form, answer the questions and submit a 250-300-word summary of how you rebuilt your life after domestic violence

-Understand that your story and chapter is anonymous

-Be prepared to undertake a writing program that includes online ZOOM sessions, question and answer writing sessions, a 4-day & 3-night live-in writing workshop at Woodlands of Marburg (one hour west of Brisbane), receive editing comments and feedback on your chapter, complete the chapter submission requirements, attend a book launch and promote the book.

-Pay a fee of $890 this is not charged NOW until your place is confirmed. A payment plan is also available. This fee is greatly reduced as Broken to Brilliant has received a grant from the Whitehouse Foundation.

Express your interest now, start saving and we will be in contact with you. Not all applicants will receive a place in the books, as we can only have ten people per book.

Apply Now, you could change your life and help another survivor change their life.

Not ready, but could be in the future, then express interest for our future books

There are more books being planned, one with professionals who experienced domestic violence and one where survivors used faith or spirituality to heal and women who have experienced technology abuse.

If  you wish to apply for future books email 

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