Month: June 2014

Q&A: The blond leading the blonde

Each week, we take a look at a common confusions and ambiguities in the English language (that gives us about a century’s worth of material!) – making things easier through the power of friendly conversation… This week, do blondes have more fun? Q: Hi Australian Writers’ Centre! I have blonde... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win top 5 Bloomsbury books – valued at $134

Every writer needs an impressive book or two on hand to help remind them why they do this. So we thought we'd give you the five-star treatment with the opportunity to win FIVE. They're the top five fiction titles from publisher Bloomsbury, valued at $134: The Signature... read more

Q&A: Hens, Hens’ or Hen’s?

Each week, we take a look at a common confusions and ambiguities in the English language (that gives us about a century’s worth of material!) – making things easier through the power of friendly conversation… This week, we head out for a night on the town... Q: My friend Henrietta... read more

Calling all thriller writers: $1000 reward for your writing!

Calling all thriller writers. Sharpen your pencils, dream up a clever villain and get ready to win $1000 in Random House’s upcoming Heroes + Villains Writing Challenge. From Random House’s website: Put your crime writing skills to the test to solve a crime and write your favourite detective to... read more

Wise words from Jim Carrey

In this commencement address to a university, Jim Carrey talks about a key lesson learnt from watching his father: "You can fail at what you don't want. So you may as well take a chance at doing what you love." Viewing time: 1 minute Next time, you're wondering... read more