Year: 2018

Q&A: Flaky vs flakey, smoky vs smokey and whisky vs whiskey

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 looking... read more

WIN: ‘Australia’s Greatest Surf Photographers’

We have a gnarly treat for photography (and surfing) lovers this week – a gorgeous book featuring the winners and finalists of the Nikon/Surfing Australia Surf Photo of the Year Award from 2013 to 2017. The book is The Best of the Best: Australia's Greatest Surf Photographers – and we... read more

Q&A: Impostor or imposter?

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, there's an... read more

Now open: National digital literary award

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award celebrates works originally published in a digital format. So think epub, online articles and so on. It’s exciting to see an award that recognises digital publishing in its own right. Of course, it can’t be any old thing chucked up on the internet... read more

Win $5000 and an industry mentorship for an unpublished manuscript

Kill Your Darlings, one of Australia’s awesome cultural magazines founded by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, has announced that the 2018 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award is now open! From the Kill Your Darlings website: “The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award was established to support the development of an early-career... read more

Brad Kelly: From history teacher to full-time freelance writer

AWC courses completed: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 Freelance Writing Masterclass Program Copywriting Essentials Profile Writing The Business of Freelancing Writing Australian History After a 15-year career as a history teacher, Brad Kelly was ready for his next challenge. With a keen interest in the world of writing... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘The Vanity Fair Diaries’

This week, we’re giving away three copies of Tina Brown’s “tell all” memoir, The Vanity Fair Diaries 1983-1992 – covering her eight years as editor and chief of… you guessed it… Vanity Fair magazine. These “sizzling” diaries paint a riveting portrait of the flash, dash and follies of... read more

Q&A: Where do “fans” come from?

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's Q&... read more

Joy Adan: Living her dream as a freelance writer

AWC courses completed: Writing for the Web and Mobile Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 Freelance Writing Masterclass Program Profile Writing Reinvent Yourself Creative Writing Stage 1 Make Time to Write Life Writing Even though Joy Adan dreamt of becoming a writer, she initially didn’t have the confidence to... read more

Q&A: Program vs programme

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 it's time... read more

How Jennifer Johnston gained the confidence to become a freelance writer

Success: Learning the practical skills and gaining the confidence to pursue a career as a freelance writer – regularly getting paid for her stories. AWC courses completed: Travel Writing Profile Writing Copywriting Essentials Freelance Writing Masterclass Program (current member) Background: Jennifer Johnston is living proof that you never stop learning – in... read more

Ep 219 Discover ‘The Written World’ by Martin Puchner.

In Episode 219 of So you want to be a writer: We made the list for best websites for writers in 2018! Hear some of our favourite freelance writing tips, and polish up your manuscript because the Text Prize for young adult and children’s writing is now open! We... read more

Q&A: Anti vs ante

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 upping... read more