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The Australian Writers’ Centre podcast

Writing has never sounded so good!

Listen up: people learn in different ways. And here at Australian Writers’ Centre, we want to inspire as many new writers as we can, by whatever methods possible. The result is our series of audio podcasts – perfectly complementing our courses by comin’ atcha with author interviews and insights into their unique creative processes, in their words.

Learn the stuff in our courses, and then hear it being put into action. Nice! So sit back, enjoy a soothing cup of whatever-takes-ya-fancy, and find inspiration amongst the dulcet tones of the AWC podcasts …

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Ep 9 Work here! Shaming publishers to pay you, Pulitzer Prize, should authors have websites? Writer in Residence Jennifer Smart and more!

In Episode 9 of So you want to be a writer we talk about being a part of a dynamic team, an ex-writer creates an app to redefine the way you read fiction, we ask should you name and shame publishers to get paid? Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer, when Doris Lessing rescued Jenni Diski, would you watch someone...

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Ep 8 Puberty Blues got it wrong, journalists on twitter, self-publishing awards and Writer in Residence Scripted.com

In Episode 8 of So you want to be a writer we talk about Puberty Blues, why journalists should use twitter when fired, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Shortlist, the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist, The Guardian’s Self-Published Book of the Month Competition, Bob Carr’s diva demands, the ideal length of everything online, plotting...

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Ep 7 Julia Gillard on GOT, Real Housewives, “American Blogger” doco, blog to book successes and Writer in Residence Kylie Mason

In Episode 7 of So you want to be a writer, We talk about Julia Gillard’s obsession with Game of Thrones, the train wreck that is the Real Housewives of Melbourne, the new documentary “American Blogger”, more blog to book successes and our Writer in Residence Kylie Mason. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it...

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Ep 6 Russell Brand, Julian Assange, will The Hoopla survive? And Writer in Residence Jack Ellis

In Episode 6 of So you want to be a writer, we chat about The Hoopla’s new paywall, the myth of creative inspiration, Russell Brand’s new children’s stories, inspiring Pinterest boards for writers, Julian Assange’s new book, we speak with author Jack Ellis and more!  Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here....

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Ep 5 New publication for News Corp, buffaloes on the loose, the most unusual use of Shakespeare ever and why Writer in Residence John Purcell writes as “Natasha Walker”

In Episode 5 of So you want to be a writer, we chat about the newest News Corp publication, buffaloes on the loose in Sydney, the most unusual use of Shakespeare, James Scott Bell’s book Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between and we speak with John Purcell about...

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Ep 4 Get extra money, book trailers, public speaking for authors, should authors blog and Writer in Residence Allison Rushby

In Episode 4 of So you want to be a writer, JK Rowling puts a new Harry Potter story online, do book trailers really work?, we chat about Joanna Penn’s new book Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and other Introverts, you tell us what gets you to the end of a book,  we chat with Allison Rushby about...

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Ep 3 Is cursive becoming a lost art? Inspirational blogging quotes, interview with Dr. Anita Heiss and more!

In Episode 3 of So you want to be a writer, parents and lawmakers fear cursive writing will become a lost art, we tell you our favourite inspirational blogging quotes, we chat about Hazel Edward’s new book Authorpreneurship, you tell us your word crushes, we interview Dr. Anita Heiss, and more. Click play to listen...

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Ep 2 Writers in Residence, words to use more, Best Australian Blog Comp launches, interview with Fleur McDonald

Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here. So you want to be a writer is a weekly podcast from Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait. Valerie is an author, journalist and national director of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Allison...

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So you want to be a writer Ep 1

Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here. So you want to be a writer is a weekly podcast from Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait. Valerie is an author, journalist and national director of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Allison Tait is...

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Caroline Overington: Award-winning journalist, magazine editor and author

Caroline Overington is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and author. She has twice been awarded a Walkley Award for investigative journalism – in 2004 for for her investigation into the author Norma Khouri (along with Malcolm Knox) and in 2006 for her coverage of the Australian Wheat Board Scandal – and is currently the associate...

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