Category: Podcasts

Ep 391 Meet Cate Quinn, author of ‘Black Widows’.

In Episode 391 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Cate Quinn, author of Black Widows. Want to join our brand new Copy Club? Big congrats to our alumni who will be at the Sydney Writers’ Festival! You can now preorder A.L. Tait’s latest book The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven & Reeve Mystery. Don’t miss your chance to win an awesome 5-book pack – perfect for some relaxing reading time this Easter long weekend.

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Ep 388 Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of ‘Other People’s Houses’.

In Episode 388 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of Other People’s Houses. Discover manuscript awards you should enter in 2021. Our sister podcast So you want to be a copywriter with Bernadette Schwerdt is here. A.L. Tait’s The Fire Star makes the CBCA list of notables for 2021. Plus, we have 3 copies of Space Hopper by Helen Fisher to give away.

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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: Catch.com.au 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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