CJ Fentiman discovers her perfect career path writing about pets

Courses taken at AWC: 
Travel Writing
Creative Writing Stage 1
Novel Writing Essentials

After taking several courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre, CJ gained the confidence to write a book about her experiences of living in Japan and the cats she met along the way.

“These courses provided me with the skills I needed to develop my writing further and to meet like-minded people, so we could grow and nurture our creativity together,” CJ says.

CJ’s uplifting memoir The Cat with Three Passports is out now with Silver Vine Press, and it was an award-winning finalist in the Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction category of the 2021 International Book Awards.

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Q&A: Faint vs feint

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its

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Q&A: Spill the tea

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its

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Q&A: Asterisk or asterix?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, special conditions apply… Q: Hi

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WIN ‘A Woman of Intelligence’ by Karin Tanabe

“An exhilarating tale of one remarkable woman’s journey to find her purpose, and herself, in post-war America.” This week’s book giveaway is A Woman of Intelligence – the brand new novel by Karin Tanabe, author of A Hundred Suns and The Gilded Years. Here is a quick synopsis of the

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CJ Fentiman discovers her perfect career path writing about pets

Courses taken at AWC: 
Travel Writing
Creative Writing Stage 1
Novel Writing Essentials

After taking several courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre, CJ gained the confidence to write a book about her experiences of living in Japan and the cats she met along the way.

“These courses provided me with the skills I needed to develop my writing further and to meet like-minded people, so we could grow and nurture our creativity together,” CJ says.

CJ’s uplifting memoir The Cat with Three Passports is out now with Silver Vine Press, and it was an award-winning finalist in the Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction category of the 2021 International Book Awards.

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Enter now: The 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards

Do you produce written works in a digital format, e.g. ebooks, online essays, or more? This opportunity is for you! The 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards are now open and the prize pool is $7,500. There are prizes in the following categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and, according to the press

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Q&A: Faint vs feint

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have the faintest idea…

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Book Club: A Journal’

Ever wish you had a place to capture your conversations about books? Join the club with this prompted journal. That’s right – this week we have three copies of Book Club: A Journal to give away… the perfect accompaniment to your book-reading habit!  Whether your book discussion meetings are organised

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Q&A: Spill the tea

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re having a tea party…

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The 22 Murders of Madison May’

This week’s giveaway is The 22 Murders of Madison May – a brand new crime/thriller novel with a twist from author Max Barry. We have three copies to be won – here’s a quick synopsis… In Queens, New York, 22-year-old real estate agent Madison May is showing a house. The

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Q&A: “Deus ex machina”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re well-oiled machines… Q: Hi

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Furious Fiction June 2021 winner and shortlist

It was a descriptive June this month at Furious Fiction. These were the story criteria: Each story had to include (word for word) the following SEVEN descriptions at any point in the story body: THICK AS HONEY SILENT AND STILL GOLDEN GLOW HEART-SHAPED DELICATE PERFUME SOFT AND DOUGHY RAZOR-SHARP And

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