About Selina

Coach, Writer, Artist

Selina is a professional coach, writer and artist.

Living in Albury, New South Wales
Australia

Selina Shapland is a writer and fiction coach with a passion for genre fiction and story structure. Since 2008 she has written two paranormal adventure manuscripts, edited novels and memoirs, published 72 articles with Weekend Notes Brisbane, taught a character development class online and attained certification as a leadership coach. She has also been a presenter with Brisbane Writers Workshop.

With a passion for supporting writers to achieve their goals through her coaching work, and first-hand experience of the commitment it takes to write a full-length novel, she is furthering her professional coaching skills with the Author Accelerator Fiction Book Coaching program.

When Selina isn’t reading, writing and coaching, she is hanging out with her animal companions and developing her portraiture skills.

Education & Training

Author Accelerator

  • Advanced Book Coaching: Fiction – Commenced 2021 – in progress

Australian Writers Centre

  • Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write about Murder – Commenced 2021 – in progress
  • Fiction Essentials: Grammar and Punctuation – Online course Commenced 2021 – in progress

Queensland Writers Centre 

  • Blackbelt in Writing with Aiki Flinthart – Commenced 2021 – in progress
  • Writing Through with Andrea Baldwin – Commenced 2021 – in progress

The Forton Group

  • Certified Leadership Coach training – 2018 – 2020
    Completed minimum of 92 Coach Training Hours (inclusive of 75 live interaction plus 17 hours of self-study)

Brisbane Writers’ Workshop with Lauren Daniels

  • Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror: Otherworldly Writing – 2021
  • Seasons & Symbols: Writing the Inner Journey – 2021
  • Seriously Short Stories: Small Group Short Story Clinic – 2021
  • Magic Realism for Rebels – online course 2020
  • Seriously Short Stories  – 2019
  • The Art of Travel Writing – 2019
  • Speculative Fiction: Myths & Madness – 2017
  • Polish & Publish – 2016
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Light Your Fire – 2016
  • Fiction Blitz – 2016
  • Writing for Children & Young People – 2015
  • Women Who Run with the Wolves Creative Writing – 2014
  • Seasons & Symbols – 2014
  • Enneagram Workshop – 2010
  • Introduction to Novel Writing – 2008

My Story Doctor with David Farland

  • Writing Enchanting Prose – online course, no feedback 2020
  • Advanced Story Puzzle – online course, no feedback 2020
  • Fantasy Fiction Workshop – Oxford, England 2018 (five day intensive)
  • Million Dollar Outlines – Face to Face course, Brisbane 2015
  • Promising Starts – online course with feedback 2015-2016
  • The Story Puzzle – online course with feedback 2014-2015
  • Writing Mastery 1 – online course with feedback 2015
  • Writing Mastery 2 – online course with feedback 2016

CreativeLive

  • How to Get Emotion Onto The Page with Lisa Cron – 2021
  • Wired for Story: How to Become a Story Genius with Lisa Cron – Commenced 2021

Romance Writers of Australia  – Member 2017-2019, 2021

  • Creating Unforgettable Characters – online course with feedback 2017

Opinions and Writings with Dean Wesley Smith

  • Depth in Writing – online course with feedback 2016

Lawson Writer’s Academy with Margie Lawson and various teachers

  • Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist – online course with feedback and peer editing/critique – 2017
  • Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices and More – online course with feedback and peer editing/critique 2017
  • Visceral Responses: Beyond Hammering Hearts – online course with feedback and peer editing/critique 2016

Article Writing with Krishna Everson 

  • Get-it-Write – 2013

About me:  

I’m in my 40s and have a lovely man in my life, two gorgeous dogs: one is a little black poodle called Rocket, and the other is a Jack Russell x, his name is Jack. I also have a beautiful, fluffy rag doll cat called Miss Poppy. I’m also an artist and you may see posts on art from time to time too. I’m also a professional administrator.

my furbabies
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