Month: June 2014

Money and writers
Australian Writers' Centre Team

How I crowdfunded my book

Rachel Tribout is an illustrator and author based in Hobart, Tasmania. In 2014 she crowd-funded the development and printing of her first children’s book: The Monsters of Tasmania. The book follows the adventures of Captain Blueberry as she sets out to prove that mythical creatures truly exist.

We caught up with Rachel to chat about the challenges of crowdfunding and self publishing.

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WORDS
Dean Koorey

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

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Podcasts
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Ep 18 Meet freelance fiction editor Nicola O’Shea

In Episode 18 of So you want to be a writer, we chat about why Valerie can’t go past a good typewriter, author-approved writing implements, student successes, Cory Doctorow’s novel pulled from school reading programme, where to find book recommendations, the eight stages of writing a first draft, Writer in Residence freelance

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

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 of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert God

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PUNCTUATION
Dean Koorey

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

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Writing news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Job Vacancy: Digital Lifestyle Editor Freelance, Part-time

The Australian Writers’ Centre posts job advertisements which may be of interest to readers. However, this should not be taken as a sign of endorsement. Please do your own research when applying for any jobs mentioned on this site.

KarryOn is ‘the voice of the travel industry’ and a digital platform for travel industry community to share news, experiences, insights and resources. With a growing consumer audience KarryOn is offering relevant, fun and interesting lifestyle content in addition to travel news.

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Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

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 safety

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Writing news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

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 whether to

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