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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
Get Sydney tickets here – 29 April 2015

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

What we recommend in the podcast is out of love! If we are ever sponsored we’ll disclose it.

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

Web Pick

The Five Minute Journal
The Five Minute Journal App

Working Writer’s Tip

Reading the brief

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Ep 50 The most important skills you need to start a writing career; literary profiles on Instagram; crowdsourcing your cover; when bloggers are affiliates; and Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick.

Feb 25, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 50 of So you want to be a writer: the gorgeous typeface that drove men mad, the most important skills you need to start a writing career, literary profiles on Instagram, Neil Strauss crowdsources his next book cover, the book “How not to write bad” by Ben Yagoda, when bloggers are affiliates, Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick, story wars 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

Anatomy of a Crime course

Neil Strauss – the final cover choice

The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery

The Most Important Skills You Need To Start A Writing Career

Miranda July And 15 Other Literary Instagrams You Should Follow

How to not write bad by Ben Yagoda

Bloggers being affiliates (discussion)

Writer in Residence

Co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Social media is Peg’s passion. And her job. She’s sharing her professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging.

She works with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day.

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Ep 49 Writers who take themselves too seriously, the decline of content mills, Hot Dudes Reading! And all your magazine writing questions answered.

Feb 19, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 49 of So you want to be a writer: writers who take themselves way too seriously, Frankie magazine sees its first readership drop, mapping the imaginary, the future of content mills, the book Literary Miscellany by Alex Palmer, all your freelance writing questions answered, hot dudes reading 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 Writers Who Took Themselves Way Too Seriously

ABCs: Frankie falls for the first time as teen titles bleed more readers

Calendars, Timelines, and Collages: Mapping the Imaginary

Content Mill Update: What Demand Studios’ Implosion Means for Writers

Literary Miscellany by Alex Palmer

lifestyle site The Carousel forges partnership with Inception Digital

Writer in Residence

We ask our very own Valerie Khoo the hard questions!

Valerie Khoo is an award-winning feature writer who has been writing for Fairfax for the past 15 years. Her articles appear regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of six books. Her latest book is Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business.

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Ep 48 Harper Lee’s new book; top journalists turn to branded content; Women of Letters goes from Melbourne to New York (via Molly Ringwald); What surrounds YOUR desk? And Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox.

Feb 11, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 48 of So you want to be a writer: Join Kate Forsyth in Oxford, Harper Lee to publish a sequel, Women of Letters travels to New York via Molly Ringwald, how top journalists are pivoting their careers, Australia’s new creative grants model, nine famous writing spaces, share your desk, what you should read next, Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox, the apps we’re in love with, how to keep an interview on track 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

Writing in Oxford

History, Mystery and Magic

Our interview with Kate Forsyth

Harper Lee: a late twist in the tale of an adored writer

Molly Ringwald and Stoya bring back the lost art of letter writing

How top journalists are pivoting their careers in writing into brand journalism.

2015 grants model

Some hints on applying for arts funding & fellowships

Writing Spaces: Where 9 Famous Creatives Do Their Best Work

What should I read next?

Tell us: what surrounds your desk?

Writer in Residence

Candice Fox is the bestselling crime and thriller writer behind the novel Hades, which won the Ned Kelly Award in 2014.

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Ep 47 Get the most out of writing comps; how NOT to write an obituary; sex scenes; what one blogger really earns; and Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett.

Feb 4, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 46 of So you want to be a writer: What’s in a name? Mapmaker Chronicles cover reveal, why Allison is not sponsored by her husband, getting the most out of writing competitions, how not to write an obituary, why writers have such a hard time writing about sex, what Allison has learned in her fifth year of blogging, the almost million-dollar man Pat Flynn, Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett, how to find the right PR person for the product, 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’s in a name?

Cover reveal! Prisoner of the Black Hawk

Key Person of Influence

“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from

Getting the most out of writing competitions

A Girl’s Guide to Greatness, or How Not to Write an Obituary

Toni Morrison on Why Writers Have Such a Hard Time Writing About Sex

One thing I’ve learnt in my fifth year of blogging

My 2014 Annual Income Report and Review – $946,256.23

Writer in Residence
Nigel Bartlett is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines.

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Ep 46 Ask HarperCollins’ editors your questions; write good endings; Liz Gilbert’s new book; Nora Roberts’ blog; RescueTime app; and Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan.

Jan 28, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 46 of So you want to be a writer: Become an enthusiastic respite in the lives of your readers, Elizabeth Gilbert to release a book on creativity, ask the HarperCollins editor part three, the basics of endings, winter weekends, Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan, how you teach teach yourself to write faster, the app RescueTime 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

Thanks for writing in, Winifred!

Thanks also to Ali Millgate for making Al feel a little better about the possibility of getting braces!

Why Email Newsletters? To Become an Enthusiastic Respite in the Lives of Your Readers

Ask the HarperCollins editor: part 3

The Basics of Endings

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Author Elizabeth Gilbert Announces New Book on Creativity

Winter Weekend

Writer in Residence

James Phelan it the bestselling author of 23 novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but then studied architecture before turning to writing. He has published five thrillers in the Lachlan Fox series, as well as the Alone trilogy of young adult post-apocolyptic novels and a 13 book series for Scholastic.

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Ep 45 We’re back! What age do authors break through? How to write a 93,000-word book in 6 weeks. The 7-minute workout. And author Lisa Heidke on her new book “It started with a kiss”.

Jan 21, 2015 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 45 of So you want to be a writer: Hello 2015! A new storytelling platform, write 93,000 words in six weeks, the Thiel grant for online writing, are you at the right age for your breakthrough book? Think small for freelance writing success, the book ‘The art and craft of feature writing’ by William Blundell, 10 blogs for writers in 2015, Writer in Residence Lisa Heidke (plus a giveaway!), work out in 7 minutes, how to close you can be to your subject, 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

Copywriting Essentials course

A Modern Storytelling Platform

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In Six Weeks

Thiel Grant for Online Writing

What age did the greatest authors publish their most famous works?

Think Small in 2015 for Freelance Writing Success

The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 – The Winners

Writer in Residence

Once upon a time, Lisa Heidke made a New Year’s resolution to write a book.

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Ep 44 Our top 10 most downloaded interviews, a surprise Writer in Residence and Christmas shenanigans – see you in 2015!

Dec 23, 2014 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 44 of So you want to be a writer we reveal our top 10 most downloaded interviews for 2014 (in no particular order): Graeme Simsion, Fleur McDonald, Allison Rushby, Kylie Mason, Deborah O’Brien, Liane Moriarty, Lex Marinos, Kylie Ladd, Chris Ducker
and Charlotte Wood.

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Show Notes

Top 10 most downloaded interviews for 2014 on “So you want to be a writer”, in no particular order.

Graeme Simsion
Fleur McDonald
Allison Rushby
Kylie Mason
Deborah O’Brien
Liane Moriarty
Lex Marinos
Kylie Ladd
Chris Ducker
Charlotte Wood

And this week co-host extraordinare Allison Tait was our (surprise!) Writer in Residence.

Thanks for all your support – we finished the year in the #1 spot for Literature in iTunes! See you in 2015!

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Ep 43 Words banned by UK Government; Online news sites thrive; Finland turns back on cursive writing; what YouTube knows about you; and Copywriter in Residence Bernadette Schwerdt.

Dec 17, 2014 Podcasts Australian Writers' Centre Team

In Episode 43 of So you want to be a writer: “only pizzas are delivered” – the new UK Government style guide, good news about journalism, handwriting versus typing, Seth Godin answers digital publishing questions, blogs versus podcasts versus videos, Copywriter in Residence Bernadette Schwerdt, how to manage your Christmas deadlines 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

Niamh Griffin – About

‘Only pizzas are delivered': Public sector jargon banned in first style guide for Government announcements

A Bit of Good News About Journalism

Handwriting vs Typing – Reflecting on Finland’s changing policy on cursive writing

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Seth Godin

Writer in Residence

Bernadette Schwerdt is the founder of the Australian School of Copywriting and has trained over 5,000 people in the art of writing words that sell. She is the author of the best-selling manual Writing For Profit.

She has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and is an accredited MBTI and NLP practitioner. She was also an account director with advertising agency Wunderman Cato Johnson, and the marketing reporter on Channel 9’s The Small Business Show.

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