Category: Podcasts

Ep 006: How former teacher Tanya Enright reinvented her life to become a copywriter

In Episode 006 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: After a workplace injury left her unable to teach again, Tanya Enright turned to copywriting as a new career.  It delivered in spades. 4 months after completing our short course, she packed up her bags, hit the road with her partner and three dogs, and has not looked back. In this episode, she tells us how she did it, why she did it, and how she managed to create a flourishing copywriting career so quickly.

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Ep 387 Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of ‘The Boy from the Mish’.

In Episode 387 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of The Boy from the Mish. Discover the fab writers behind Lighthouse, an anthology of short stories. There’s a new writers’ festival happening on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Plus, we have 3 copies of Rebel Without a Clause by Susan Butler to give away.

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Ep 004: Menulog co-founder Gabby Leibovich on how to build a billion-dollar online business

In Episode 004 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: How do two Israeli brothers with no money, basic tech skills and patchy English build some of Australia’s most successful online businesses, with a combined exit valued of more than $1 billion? You may not know their faces but you’ll certainly know the brands they build – catch.com.au, Menulog, Scoopon and Luxury Escapes. What’s more, they did it on a budget and spent virtually zero on marketing. How did they do it? With great copywriting, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion to create a successful business.

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Ep 003: How much should a copywriter charge?

In Episode 003 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: People love being a copywriter for lots of reasons – it’s portable, you can write from anywhere, you don’t need a degree in writing and it doesn’t matter how old you are. But the real reason why people like writing copy is because it’s so well paid, especially when compared to traditional writing work like journalism, creative writing and feature writing.

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Ep 001: How to become a highly paid copywriter

In Episode 001 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: What is copywriting? Why are so many people interested in becoming one? What does it take to become a successful copywriter? Is it possible to make a living from copywriting? How can you get started as a freelance or ad agency copywriter?

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Ep 384 Tania Blanchard’s ‘Letters from Berlin’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 384 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard. Set in 1943 Berlin, 18-year-old Susanna Göttmann accepts the help of an influential Nazi officer to protect her family and the man she loves. But at what cost? Tania once again draws on her own family history to tell an extraordinary tale of tragedy and courage, love and loss, endings and new beginnings. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this book.

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Ep 383 Meet Remy Lai, author of ‘Fly on the Wall’.

In Episode 383 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Remy Lai, author of Fly on the Wall. Discover the writing competitions you need to enter for 2021. Authors share the most surprising thing about getting published. Plus, we have 3 copies of The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale to give away.

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Ep 382 Pamela Cook’s ‘All We Dream’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 382 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘All We Dream’ by Pamela Cook. Sydney lawyer Miranda McIntyre discovers family secrets and her quest for the truth forces her to question the life she’s worked so hard to create. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this book.

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Ep 380 Penelope Janu’s ‘Starting from Scratch’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 380 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘Starting From Scratch’ by Penelope Janu. Return to the town of Horseshoe Hill and Sapphie Brown as she grapples with her injured pride, and questions if it’s standing in the way of true love. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this charming rural romance.

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Ep 378 Jodi Picoult’s ‘The Book of Two Ways’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 378 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘The Book of Two Ways’ by Jodi Picoult. This is the latest novel from the bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Small Great Things, Nineteen Minutes, A Spark of Light, and many, many more. Jodi is well-known for tackling big issues and exploring complicated moral topics, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception. This time it’s death, motherhood, choices and regrets. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the prologue of this thought-provoking story.

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Ep 376 Sonya Bates’s ‘Inheritance of Secrets’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 376 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘Inheritance of Secrets’ by Sonya Bates. Juliet’s elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime – and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl’s missing signet ring. This is the debut novel from Sonya, one of our amazing graduates at the Australian Writers’ Centre. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this gripping mystery.

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Ep 374 Tea Cooper’s ‘The Cartographer’s Secret’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 374 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘The Cartographer’s Secret’ by Tea Cooper. Follow Letitia Rawlings on her quest in 1911’s Hunter Valley to heal a family rift. An intricately illustrated map offers a clue to the fate of her long-lost aunt. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this mesmerising historical mystery.

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