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Furious Fiction December 2021 stories had to include a tree
Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction December 2021 winner and shortlist

It’s a new year and a new format for your beloved Furious Fiction – with competition weekends now taking place each quarter. But first, we still need to crown the final winner of 2021. Here were the challenge criteria: Each story had to include a tree. Each story had to

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Podcasts
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Ep 463: Kellie McCourt discusses her latest novel ‘Murder Most Fancy’ [Story Sessions series]

This is the follow-up novel to Kellie’s debut Heiress on Fire, and once again we join billion-heiress Indigo and her assistant Esmerelda as they get involved with murders most fancy. Home for just 48 hours, billion-heiress Indigo-Daisy-Violet-Amber Hasluck-Royce-Jones-Bombberg has already committed two (completely understandable) felonies, reignited a childhood feud, been

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light the creative spark in 2022
Writing tools, apps and gifts
Australian Writers' Centre Team

22 ways to reinvent yourself in the New Year

Are you feeling keen to shake up your routine this year? Perhaps you’ve just been through a big life change? A new career, the end of a relationship, a move to a different city? Everyone goes through stages of life where you become a bit unsure about who you are

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Explore our top 10 Q&As of the year
World of words
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Top 10 Q&As of 2021

Q: Hey, it’s the end of 2021! A: Somehow, yes. Q: What a year. A: It was a year, that’s true. Q: So, they want us to lock down our 10 favourite Q&As of 2021. A: Please don’t say “lock down”. Q: Choose? Select? Curate? Throw darts at a wall?

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World of words
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Solve our holiday cryptic clues quiz

The holidays are a great time to sit back and give your brain a well-earned rest, right? Well, it’s also a great time to test its limits – with our now-infamous annual holiday treat. That’s right, we’re back this year with a collection of cryptic clues for you to solve.

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘Outback Secrets’ by Rachael Johns

Keeping secrets comes naturally to him … but will it ruin his chance at love? As we turn the page on a new year, this week we have a new book giveaway for you. It’s the latest book from Australian rural romance author Rachael Johns, Outback Secrets, and we have

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Relax with these good books
Word of the week
Australian Writers' Centre Team

22 recommended reads for 2022

Word of mouth – it remains one of the most powerful ways to find out about something new. And so, with our AWC community being filled with avid readers, we decided to ask “what were some of your favourite books that you read this year?”. The books didn’t have to

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What words defined 2021 according to dictionaries?
World of words
Australian Writers' Centre Team

2021 Words of the Year

Every year, the world’s major dictionaries look at their data and announce their “word of the year” based on search trends. Traditionally it was a varied mix of duck milkshakes, metrosexuals and even emojis. But last year saw a common theme – with the likes of “pandemic”, “COVID”, “lockdown” and

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Learn from anywhere with AWC online courses
Business writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

9 online courses to do this summer

Ah the allure of summer. Where you can sit outside getting sunburnt, frantically waving flies from your face, while sweat falls from your skin in salty cascades… On second thought, why not stay inside in the aircon and learn a new skill instead? For those of you who would much

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