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Ep 70 Will you read “Go Set a Watchman” (we’re divided)? The real writer behind Nancy Drew, a Lego storytelling app, comprises versus consists, and how to deal when you feel like an imposter. And we talk to brother-and-sister author duo Nicholas and Alison Lochel from the Zarkora series.

Jul 21, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 70 of So you want to be a writer: The hotly debated “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee, the exciting life of the original Nancy Drew author, cool new Lego visual storytelling app, a 15 minute writing productivity hack, the difference between comprises and consists, Writers in Residence brother-and-sister author duo Nicholas and Alison Lochel from the Zarkora series, how to deal with feeling like an imposter, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

To Kill a Mockingbird’s Scout and Atticus 20 years on: Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman

The Original Ghostwriter Behind Nancy Drew Was One of The Most Interesting YA Writers of All Time

Lego Story Maker – A Great Digital Storytelling App for Kids

Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Writers in Residence 
Nicholas Lochel
Nicholas Lochel grew up in Brisbane, Australia, along with his two brothers and sister, Alison, with whom he is co-writing the ZARKORA series. It was the close bond he shared with his siblings that first inspired the story.

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Ep 69 Luxurious libraries, cool maps of fictional worlds, how to write a bestseller while losing weight, advice from children’s book editors, and fewer versus less. And we talk to Writer in Residence Sarah Hepola, author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget.

Jul 16, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 69 of So you want to be a writer:  The printed word is alive and well in luxurious libraries, maps of fictional worlds, a cunning way to write a best seller and lose weight, science confirms walking fosters creativity, great writing advice from children’s book editors, the difference between fewer and less, survival life, Writer in Residence Sarah Hepola (author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget), stay focused by planting a virtual forest, value based pricing, how to build your author platform, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

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Welcome to the world’s most luxurious libraries

Cool Maps of Fictional Literary Places

How To Write A Best Seller While Losing Weight. Results Guaranteed

How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known

Top writing tips for new children’s authors from top editors

Survival Life

Writer in Residence 
Sarah Hepola is the personal essays editor at Salon.com, where she reads people’s secrets for a living. She has written many stories about drinking and eating too much.

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Ep 68 Why journalists should care more about media business models, gorgeous sticky page markers, crime writing short story comp and Random House’s writing comp for kids! And Screenwriter in Residence Tim Gooding.

Jul 6, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 68 of So you want to be a writer:  Stunning sticky page markers, why journalists should care more about media business models, Ruth Rendell competition, Random House’s kid/teen writing comp, Screenwriter in Residence Tim Gooding, your readability score, protocol when following up with an editor on a commissioned piece, how to boost your author platform, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Delightful sticky page markers let you build a mini landscape as you read

Why journalists should care more about media business models

The Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2015

My Life Short Story Competition

Screenwriter in Residence 
Tim Gooding writes for stage, film and television. He is also a musician and songwriter. Tim’s feature film credits include Heatwave and On the Loose. He is the recipient of a Distinctly Australian Writers Fellowship from the Australian Film Commission. He devised and co-wrote the ABC TV series Sweet and Sour, the soundtrack of which achieved platinum sales and was a nationwide hit.

He has written television comedy – The Aunty Jack Show, The Norman Gunston Show, Wollongong The Brave, Ratbags – and drama – Rafferty’s Rules, Blue Heelers, Stingers, Water Rats, All Saints – plus numerous other series involving doctors, lawyers, and police officers, or a blend of the three, on land, sea and in the air.

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Ep 67 A 50,000-word book written without the letter “e”, your chance to write for the Eat, Pray, Love anthology, Fairfax to bring sub-editing back in-house, the new Problogger podcast and we talk to Writer in Residence Andy Griffiths. And a YouTube channel to pronounce words.

Jun 30, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 67 of So you want to be a writer: Ten works of literature that were seriously strenuous to write, Eat, Pray, Love anthology looking for submissions, The Sydney Morning Herald to reverse “dumb idea” and bring subediting back in-house, Darren Rowse launches new Problogger podcast, Writer in Residence Andy Griffiths, a YouTube channel on pronouncing words, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

Sydney Morning Herald editor working on plan to bring production back in-house

Problogger Podcast

Writer in Residence

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. Andy is best known for The Treehouse series, the JUST! books and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. Over the last 20 years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, adapted for the stage and television and won more than 50 Australian children’s choice awards. Andy, a passionate advocate for literacy, is an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation.

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Ep 66 How to tell if you’re a word nerd, bloggers’ morning routines, new books from EL James and JK Rowling, and we talk to Managing Editor of Penguin Random House Brandon VanOver.

Jun 23, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 66 of So you want to be a writer: The word nerd test, what a blogger’s morning routine looks like, new books from EL James and JK Rowling, the book ‘Modern Australian Usage: A Practical Guide for Writers and Editors’ by Nicholas Hudson, why scheduling will make you a better blogger, interview with Managing Editor of Penguin Random House Brandon VanOver, hacks to make you a Scrivener pro, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

What kind of word nerd are you?

10 PBEVENT Speakers Share their Morning Routine

EL James Is Writing Another Book — We Can’t Wait

Career of evil to be published October 2015

Modern Australian Usage: A Practical Guide for Writers and Editors by Nicholas Hudson

3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

Interviewee

Brandan VanOver is the Managing Editor of Random House. He began his career in New York at the literary agency Curtis Brown for several years, initially as a switchboard jockey before becoming an assistant to the legendary and formidable children’s book agent Marilyn E.

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Ep 65 AWC graduate Belinda Williams published by Momentum; HarperCollins’ new Book Bliss; the 29 Minute Book; the Magna Carta; and Writer in Residence Nicky Pellegrino, author of “One Summer in Venice”.

Jun 16, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 65 of So you want to be a writer: Valerie and Allison congratulate AWC graduate Belinda Williams on her latest novel The Pitch published with Momentum, they discuss two new content marketing agencies launched in Australia, HarperCollins’ new Book Bliss, the 29 Minute Book service for those who want to be smart and fast, facts about the Magna Carta, the book Still Writing by Dani Shapiro, free to use images from Unsplash, interview Writer in Residence Nicky Pellegrino, give you the scoop on how you could win a copy of One Summer in Venice, treat you to their social media tips for writers who aren’t published (yet), and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

The Pitch: City Love 2 by Belinda Williams

Content marketing competition expands as Colloquial and Yaffa Custom Content launch

BookBliss

29 Minute Books

Magna Carta: nine facts you may not know

Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

Unsplash – free images

Writer in Residence
Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool but spent childhood summers staying with her family in southern Italy.

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Ep 64 How to write an essay to win a house, whether you need to outline your novel, the trend of co-written books, how to approach celebrities for interviews, the book “Hot for Words” by Marina Orlova and we chat to Writer in Residence Anne Gracie, author of 18 historical romance books.

Jun 10, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 64 of So you want to be a writer: Essay writing competitions with real estate prizes, co-written books, 27 interesting facts about words that you probably didn’t need to know, to outline or not to outline your novel, Damian Madden’s weekly “creativity interview”, how to approach celebrities for interviews, the book “Hot for Words”by Marina Orlova, Writer in Residence Anne Gracie, and more!
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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Write an essay, get … a goat farm?: The bizarre new literary economy that’s matching real estate with gifted writers

Karen Perry: two writers for the price of one

27 Interesting Facts about Words

To Outline or Not to Outline Your Novel

Hot for Words by Marina Orlova

The Best Books About Writing

 

Writer in Residence
Anne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move, thanks to her father’s job, which took them around the world. The gypsy life taught her that humour and love are universal languages and that favourite books can take you home, wherever you are.

Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world.

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Ep 63 Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, the murky economics of content marketing, famous authors that were all rejected by publishers, a cool “book map”, everything you wanted to know about blogging as a career, the book “Who said that first? The curious origins of common words and phrases” by Max Cryer, and Writer in Residence Lindsey Kelk.

Jun 3, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 63 of So you want to be a writer: Australian writers on #WhereIWrite, the ethics of branded content marketing, famous authors who were rejected by publishers, the superpower all published writers have (and you can have too!), Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on art, a street map made up of book titles, everything you wanted to know about blogging as a career, the book “Who said that first? The curious origins of common words and phrases” by Max Cryer, Writer in Residence Lindsey Kelk, how to back up your writing, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Australian authors share #WhereIWrite live on Periscope

Tracey Spicer claims The Guardian is exploiting freelance writers to produce branded content

9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers

The one superpower that all published writers have

Book Map – Original Open Edition

Who said that first? The curious origins of common words and phrases by Max Cryer

Questions about blogging as a career

Writer in Residence
Lindsey grew up in the UK, but now calls another two-lettered place her home; LA.

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Ep 62 We discuss the most borrowed books from libraries in Australia, the death of the paragraph, new freelancer website, crime fiction inspired by Bruce Springsteen. And we talk to children’s book publisher Suzanne O’Sullivan

May 27, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 62 of So you want to be a writer: Sydney Writers’ Festival wrap up, the most borrowed books from Australian libraries, how much (or little) publications pay freelance writers, the rise and demise of the paragraph, crime short stories inspired by Bruce Springsteen songs, the book ‘How I Became a Famous Novelist’ by Steve Hely, an interview with children’s book publisher Suzanne O’Sullivan, Spotify music streaming service, how to stop editing and get on with writing, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

The week that was: Sydney Writers’ Festival

ALIA reveals most borrowed books

A new website wants to disrupt how freelancers do business

Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph?

Book review: Trouble in the Heartland

How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely

Interview

Suzanne O’Sullivan is the commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia. She has worked in the book industry for over a decade, and has spent most of that time in children’s books, editing everything from board books to YA/crossover fiction.

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Ep 61 In this week’s podcast, we discuss how to balance the loneliness of writing, the late William Zinsser’s writing advice, 5 websites to visit instead of writing, and where you can get free pictures. Also meet Writer in Residence Pip Lincolne, author of Craft for the Soul

May 20, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 61 of So you want to be a writer: long lost sisters meet in a writing class, healthy habits to deal with the loneliness of being a writer, the late William Zinsser’s advice, five websites to visit instead of writing, where you can get fab free pictures for your blog, Writer in Residence Pip Lincolne, how to manage passwords without losing your mind, approaching interviewees for article pitches, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

How to Pitch to Agents and Publishers

Sisters Adopted Into Different Families Meet Unexpectedly In Writing Class

Balancing the Loneliness of the Writing Life

5 websites to visit instead of writing

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, May He Rest in Peace

Nice Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writer in Residence

Pip Lincolne is a Melbourne based writer and crafter. She’s published five books about creativity and making things and she would like to write a whole bunch more.

She has three kids and a love of toast and tea.

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Ep 60 What you need to know about getting an agent, how Twitter can work for you, have you mourned the death of a character and how to organise a book tour yourself. Should you write a blog series, get more corporate writing work and we chat to Writer in Residence Nicole Hayes, author of One True Thing

May 12, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 60 of So you want to be a writer: things to know about getting an agent, how to use Twitter for your career, crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell passes away, how to do an offline book tour, the book ‘There Are Tittles in This Title: The Weird World of Words’ by Mitchell Symons, why you should write a blog post series, Writer in Residence Nicole Hayes, how to browse the web without embarrassment, landing corporate writing gigs, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

All About Podcasts

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Published

How I Used Twitter to Find a Literary Agent, Grow My Business and Fall In Love

British crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell dies

5 Tips for Going on an Offline Book Tour

There are Tittles in This Title by Mitchell Symons

Why You Should Create a Series on your Blog

Writer in Residence

Nicole Hayes is an author, speaker and writing teacher based in Melbourne. She has an MA in Creative Writing and runs writing workshops at different locations in and around Melbourne.

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Ep 59 The couple who is suing because their engagement photo ended up on an erotica novel without their permission, how to crowdfund a novel, famous book titles rewritten as click bait, the wonders of Textexpander and we chat to Writer in Residence and movie star Matt Nable.

May 6, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 59 of So you want to be a writer: the couple suing after their engagement photo lands an erotica novel cover, crowdfunding a novel, famous book titles rewritten as click bait, why a bad review is not the end of the world, the book ‘How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times’ by Roy Peter Clark, lessons from 15 years of blogging, Writer in Residence and movie star Matt Nable, how to type more with less effort, writers beware: the most common literary scam, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Couple Sues After Their Engagement Photo Ends Up on Erotic Gronk Novel

Guest Author – Danny Scheinmann on Crowd-funding his second novel

14 Classic Novels Rewritten With Clickbait Titles

10 Savage Original Reviews Of Classic Works Of Literature

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark

15 lessons from 15 years of blogging

Writer in Residence

Matt Nable is a writer and actor. He stars in The Killer Elite alongside Clive Owen and Robert De Niro, and 33 Postcards alongside Guy Pearce.

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Ep 58 The vocative comma, the Bundanon Trust residency, how to pitch non-fiction books, writing routines and Writer in Residence Pamela Hart.

Apr 30, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 58 of So you want to be a writer: The disappearance of the vocative comma, how to write blog posts when you don’t want to, Bundanon Trust residency applications now open, 10 author platform examples, the rules for non-fiction manuscripts, Writer in Residence Pamela Hart, the value in routine, and much more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Apostrophe Where Is Thy Comma?

How To Write Blog Posts (Even When You Really Don’t Want To)

Bundanon Trust Residency – Apply

10 author platform examples

Writer in Residence

Pamela is an award-winning author for both adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured in creative writing.

Under the name Pamela Freeman she wrote the historical novel THE BLACK DRESS, which won the NSW Premier’s History Prize for 2006 and is now in its third edition.

Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the Castings Trilogy and her Aurealis Award-winning novel EMBER AND ASH.

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Ep 57 Words that should be in the dictionary, how to save time as a writer, are you a coffee-shop writer? How to make a motza as a self-published author. And we talk to Writer in Residence Rachel Power.

Apr 22, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 57 of So you want to be a writer: Brilliant words that we should add to the dictionary, time-saving tools for busy writers, the coffee-shop writer – Jane Costello, the fastest-selling adult novel in history, how to make a motza as a self-published author, the book Why is Q Always Followed by U? By Michael Quinion, Writer in Residence Rachel Power, and is this the biggest improvement to email since spell check?

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards Notables 2015 (Yay Allison!)

The Future of Media: How Tech is Disrupting Journalism – FREE LIVE EVENT in Sydney and Melbourne!
Get Melbourne tickets here – 23 April 2015
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Check out Allison at the Sydney Writers’ Festival! She’s talking about finding time to write when you have a family.

24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers

The coffee-shop writer – Jane Costello

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Amazon Pays $450,000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer

Why is Q Always Followed by U?

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Ep 56 The app that replaces swear words in books, how to keep copywriting clients happy, the one crucial skill you need to write well and we talk to Writer in Residence Annabel Smith

Apr 8, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 56 of So you want to be a writer: The Sydney Writers’ Festival kicks off, are “clean words” offensive, the key to keeping clients happy, the one skill you need to write well, how to create a fantastic social media plan, the book Spell It Out by David Crystal, Writer in Residence Annabel Smith, understanding Scrivener, how to deal with negative people.

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Joanne Harris: app replacing swearwords in novels is toxic

The Key to Keeping Clients Happy, Even When Delivering Bad News

Without This One Crucial Skill, You’ll Never Write Well.

How to Create a Fantastic Social Media Plan for Writers (or anyone!)

Spell it out: The Singular story of English Spelling by David Crystal

Writer in Residence
Annabel Smith was born in England in 1974 and moved with her family to Perth in 1988.

She lived in Melbourne for five years before returning to Perth. She holds a PhD in English (Creative Writing) from Edith Cowan University, and published her second novel, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, in 2013.

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Ep 55 Origins of punctuation marks, easy transcribing apps, author gets published at 95! And discover the hit novel written by five people.

Apr 1, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 55 of So you want to be a writer: Judith Rossell wins an Indie Award! Book 2 of the Mapmaker Chronicles is released, how punctuation marks got their names, 10 tools to keep you writing, first novel published at 95 years old, Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words, Writer in Residence Alice Campion, the one-minute writer, how often you should pitch and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Intriguing Indie win for Judith Rossell!

Book 2 of The Mapmaker Chronicles is here!

Signs and symbols: the names of punctuation marks

10 Tools to Help You Keep Writing

Burnie writer Marjorie Davey publishes first novel at age 95

Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano

Writer in Residence
Alice Campion is the pseudonym for five members of a Sydney book club who challenged themselves to write a ’21st Century Thorn Birds‘. The result is a rural novel, with romance, mystery and suspense.

It’s the work of five members of a Sydney book club – the Book Sluts (because they’ll read anything!) are Denise Tart, Jenny Crocker, Jane St Vincent Welch, Jane Richards and Madeline Oliver.

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Ep 54 Get the most out of writers’ conferences, win a hotel by writing 200 words, mistakes writers make on Twitter, and Writer in Residence Patti Miller

Mar 25, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 54 of So you want to be a writer: The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 shortlist, top authors give their advice on blogging, how to prepare for a writers’ conference, use your writing skills to win an inn, The Hoopla shuts down, bloggers moved from the front row at Melbourne Fashion Week, Writer in Residence Patti Miller, the four mistakes writers make on twitter, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 shortlist

Top authors give their advice about blogging

Attending a Writers’ Conference? Here’s How to Prepare

Can You Write a Great Essay? Apply to Win This Maine Inn

The Hoopla… Last Drinks

Catfight brewing at the catwalk show: Bloggers allegedly ‘moved from the front row after fashion editors complain’ at Melbourne Fashion Festival

Writer in Residence

Patti Miller is an established writer and Australia’s most experienced life-writing teacher. Her books have been published by Allen & Unwin, Random House and UQP. Her passionate and supportive approach to life writing has grown out of her love and knowledge of the art of writing and literature and her fascination with the stories of our lives.

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Ep 53 Book-inspired jewellery. Self-publish or not? How 5 great writers got started; should you start a blog, and Writer in Residence Sylvia Day who has sold more than 16 million books.

Mar 18, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 53 of So you want to be a writer: Alan Cumming in Sydney, book-inspired jewellery, self publishing vs traditional publishing, new online property publication, how five writers got started on their first novels, should you start a blog, Writer in Residence Sylvia Day, the Ulysses app, how not to get bogged down in the plot, and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

Blogging for Beginners

How to Get More Blog Readers

Alan Cumming: Not my father’s son

15+ Book-Inspired Pieces Of Jewelry For Bookworms

Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional?

Morry Schwartz launches The Real Estate Conversation in partnership with Mark Williams

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Novels

Should You Be Blogging? Eight Searching Questions to Help You Decide

Writer in Residence

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 23 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print.

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Ep 52 – The real lorem ipsum, robots writing news, the birth of social media, how to write case studies, and Writer in Residence Joanne Fedler.

Mar 10, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 52 of So you want to be a writer: the origins of lorem ipsum, how social media started 2000 years ago, how to make friends with creative people, the news writing robots are here, the book “Spilling the beans on the cat’s pyjamas: Popular expressions – what they mean and where we got them” by Judy Parkinson, Jane Friedman’s blog, Writer in Residence Joanne Fedler, what the apple watch can do for you, how to write a powerful case study and much more.

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

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The origins of Lorem Ipsum

Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome

Sarah Tomp, author of My Best Everything, on making friends with creative people

In the future, robots will write news that’s all about you

Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas

Jane Friedman’s blog

Writer in Residence

Joanne Fedler is an internationally bestselling author of eight books, including Secret Mothers’ Business and When Hungry, Eat.

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Ep 51 What publishers want; weird writer habits; notebook obsession; internships; the 5-minute journal; and Writer in Residence Judith Rossell

Mar 4, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 51 of So you want to be a writer: agents and editors calling out to authors, internships, publisher forced to retract allegation in Julia Gillard’s book, weird writer habits, ideas on how to use your new notebook, the 5-minute journal, Writer in Residence Judith Rossell and more!

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, or listen to us on Stitcher radio.

Show Notes

#MSWL: Agents And Editors Calling Out Requests — To Authors

Publisher of Julia Gillard’s book retracts Nick Xenophon allegations

Weird Writer Habits, Ranked

5 noteworthy ideas on how to use your new notebook

Writer in Residence

Judith Rossell is a full-time writer and illustrator of children’s books. Over the past 12 years, she has written 10 books and illustrated more than 80. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.

Judith teaches Writing for Children at RMIT and lives in Melbourne. She worked as a government scientist for a cotton spinning company and studied textile design in Scotland before becoming a full-time writer.

Judith’s website

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