Month: October 2016

Fleur McDonald talks “Sapphire Falls”

We’re no strangers to the talented Fleur McDonald and her seemingly never-ending list of colours with which to incorporate into her book titles. And this week, following the tradition of her bestselling novels like Crimson Dawn and Indigo Storm, she has released her latest fix of rural fiction... read more

Q&A: The ellipsis … explained

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, our ellipsis are... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win this f***ing book!

If apostrophes – or more specifically, apostrophe rules – drive you crazy, this could be just the book for you. And it’s not shy in telling you exactly what kind of book it is. Written by Simon Griffin, the rather aptly titled F***ing Apostrophes (we’ve replaced letters with asterisks... read more

Word of the week: Dinosaur

Dinosaur (noun) [dī-nə-ˌsȯr] "Where does the word dinosaur come from? It was actually coined by the scientist Sir Richard Owen, who had been studying various fossils found of these creatures and he came to the conclusion that they were from a group of large extinct reptiles. So... read more

How the word “nemesis” inspired a debut novel

If you’re a fan of rom-coms, then have we got the interview for you. Today we’re chatting with Sally Thorne – debut author of new book, The Hating Game. So we’re going to stop talking and let her tell us all about it. Hi Sally. So, how... read more

Q&A: Pleaded or Pled?

Q: Hi there AWC, what grammar topic are we exploring today? A: Wait, first – what’s with the grass clippings? Q: Ah, it’s my new gardening business, Lawn Order. DUN DUN A: What was that? Q: Not sure, so anyway, with Lawn Order I’m--- DUN DUN A: Ah... read more

Q&A: Eat your words

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 digging... read more

Q&A: The mysteries of the orient…

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 orient ourselves... read more

Q&A: Brace for impact

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 bracing... read more

Q&A: Literally, explained.

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 explain "literally... read more