Day: March 24, 2014

The Best Australian Blogs Competition is open for 2014!

Styling You. Edenland. Cook Republic. What do these blogs have in common? They’ve each taken out the coveted title of Best Australian Blog, and this year it could be you!

Now in its fourth year, the Australian Writers’ Centre is proud you bring you the Best Australian Blogs Competition.

It doesn’t matter if you blog about cats, your family, your business or even your love of potatoes, we want to hear from you!

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Student Success: Published in Crikey, New Daily Website, and New York Times online

Our graduates are kicking so many goals recently we can hardly keep up! We’ve heard from graduates in Magazine and Newspaper Writing, Writing Books for Children and Young Adults and Blogging for Beginners, who all wanted to share their success stories with us.

Let’s start with Richard Curzon from NSW. He’s completed a number of courses and seminars with the Australian Writers’ Centre – including the online course in Magazine and Newspaper Writing, Travel Memoir and Life Writing, and seminars on From Blog to Book, How to Create and Sell Your Ebook, How to Get Your Book Published.

He’s been busy working on his book and an extract from that, Destination Detention (which is almost ready for publication), was published on Crikey on 6 March under the heading “The Indian Solution”.

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Newcastle Writers Festival returns in 2014

Where can you find a buzzing cafe and bar scene, beautiful beaches, plenty of boutique shopping and a celebration of Australian literature? From Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April 2014, the answer is at the Newcastle Writers Festival.

Following a successful first year, the Newcastle Writers Festival is back and fast becoming a must-see event in the Australian writing scene, with an anticipated 3,500 attendees this year and over 80 writers taking part.

Now in her second year as NWF director, we sat down with Rosemarie Milsom to find out more.

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Podcasts
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Ep 4 Meet Allison Rushby, author of ‘Being Hartley’

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

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Chris Muir: Ad man writes action thriller

For author and AWC graduate Chris Muir, writing the fictional adventure thriller A Savage Garden, set in Africa, was a natural progression for the life-long passion he’s had for the country. But when you read this book, you realise that Chris’ experiences in Africa are anything but ordinary. And on

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