Month: February 2020

Q&A: Addictive vs addicting

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 addicted... read more

WIN ‘Death of a Typographer’ by Nick Gadd

This week’s giveaway book is Death of a Typographer – Australian writer Nick Gadd’s second novel. Here’s a quick synopsis: In the book, we meet Martin Kern, who has a special sensitivity to fonts – a skill that he uses to solve typographical crimes. When a local printer is... read more

Q&A: Complacent vs complaisant

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 aim to... read more

Ep 317 Meet Kirsten Alexander, author of ‘Riptides’.

In Episode 317 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Kirsten Alexander, author of Riptides. Discover scientifically proven ways to beat writer's block and Allison has an exciting fundraiser announcement (and teaser for her next book). Plus, we have 3 copies of Platform Seven by Louise Doughty... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘Platform Seven’ by Louise Doughty

“Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months - surely they're connected?...” This week’s giveaway is a powerful new thriller from bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty. The novel is called Platform Seven and it goes a little something like this… Platform Seven at 4am... read more

12 things we’ve learnt from judging Furious Fiction

Furious Fiction has been going for two years now and that’s a lot of challenges under our proverbial belt! We love dishing up a new set of criteria each month, and as a result, a wide variety of stories have stood on the podium. On closer inspection however, there... read more

Q&A: Defuse or diffuse

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 blowing... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘Cross My Heart’ by Pamela Cook

“When a promise kept means a life is broken …” This week’s giveaway is from Australian fiction author Pamela Cook – writer of Black Wattle Lake, Essie’s Way, Close to Home and The Crossroads. We interviewed her recently in episode 315 of our podcast, and her latest novel is Cross... read more

Pamela Freeman has a whopping 9 books under contract

We already knew that AWC presenter Pamela Freeman was amazing but now we think she's stratospheric! She currently has not one, not two, not five, but NINE books under contract! Incredible. We were so impressed by this feat that we had to ask Pamela just what it means to... read more