Podcast: So You Want to be a Writer

Ep 109 Meet Sue Whiting, author of ‘Platypus’

In Episode 109 of So you want to be a writer: breaking up with your novel, what to look for in a writers’ group, bogus writing rules you should ignore, and tax tips for writers who hate maths. Plus: discover the meaning of “stultify” and meet author Sue Whiting. Also: how

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Ep 104 Meet Pamela Hart, author of ‘The War Bride’

In Episode 104 of So you want to be a writer: An author discovers her novels were plagiarised by a stranger, common online copywriting errors, apps for writers, and $10,000 up for grabs in the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers. Plus: the meaning of “foment” and getting back into blogging after a

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Ep 103 Meet Meg McKinlay, author of ‘A Single Stone’

In Episode 103 of So you want to be a writer: The “internet” is now officially lowercase. Beware this children’s writing competition scam and find out what disgraced journalist Stephen Glass is up to now. Our Writer in Residence is children’s author Meg McKinlay. Also: an app that blocks distracting websites, tips

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Ep 101 Meet Andrew Faulkner, author of ‘Stone Cold’

In Episode 101 of So you want to be a writer: Women in their 20s and 30s driving sales in “grip lit”, perfect bedrooms for bookworms, tips on how to pitch in a digital age, and up-level your word-geekiness with synecdoche. Meet Andrew Faulkner, author of “Stone Cold” the story of Australia’s

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Ep 91 How to achieve your writing goals in 2016

In Episode 91 of So you want to be a writer: How to know you’re dating a writer, look out for this fake Penguin publicist fishing for book reviews, how to craft a page-turning plot, and things to know about writing life. Plus our step-by-step guide on how to achieve your 2016

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