Month: November 2018

5 great holiday gifts for gifted kids

Let’s face it, all kids are gifted in one way or another! They may not all grasp the fundamentals of decimal places in maths, but they can complete a Rubik’s Cube in under five minutes. That’s gifted! They may struggle with grammar and spelling, but they have... read more

Win ‘Believe Me’ by JP Delaney

This week, thanks to our friends at Hachette, we’re giving away three copies of Believe Me – the sensational new psychological thriller from JP Delaney, internationally bestselling author of The Girl Before. Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York without a green card... read more

Q&A: Why is it called a ‘dunny’?

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 are in... read more

Joanna Nell: From GP to published author with her feel-good debut novel

Courses taken at AWC: Creative Writing Stage 1 Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques Novel Writing Essentials Build Your Author Platform Pitch Your Novel: How to Attract Agents and Publishers An unexpected incident led Joanna Nell to the Australian Writers' Centre and the subsequent publishing of her feel-good debut novel The... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN double passes to ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

This week, we have 10 double passes to the new movie The Old Man & the Gun – starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, opening in cinemas nationwide on 15 November 2018. Inspired by a true story, The Old Man & the Gun follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career robber from... read more

Q&A: Content vs contented

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 content... read more