Category: So you want to be a writer

Ep 88 Meet Ellie Marney, author of ‘Every Word’

In Episode 88 of So you want to be a writer: Why publishers are giving million dollar advances to debut novelists. Should you write for love or money? Book hotels are now a THING. Also: why a female author wanted a male voice actor to narrate her books. WIN a copy of

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Ep 87 Meet Drew Chapman, author of ‘The King of Fear’

In Episode 87 of So you want to be a writer: Congrats to our presenter Judith Rossell for making the shortlist for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Allison Tait’s The Mapmaker Chronicles 2: Prisoner of the Black Hawk is one of the best middle grade books for 2015! Also: would you want

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Ep 84 Meet Tristan Bancks, author of ‘Two Wolves’

In Episode 84 of So you want to be a writer: The rise of freelance writers, is a co-working space better than working from home? How to trim your manuscript to a workable size, the book Story by Robert McKee, writing advice from AWC presenters, Writer in Residence children’s author Tristan Bancks,

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Ep 79 Meet Robert Hoge, author of the memoir ‘Ugly’

In Episode 79 of So you want to be a writer: What writers should’t do on social media, a typewriter that pours beer (instant writing reward!), protecting your freelance identity, how to capture someone else’s voice and be a kick-butt ghostwriter, fashion bloggers are now powerful, the new book Big Magic by

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Episode 76 artwork. Image of a beach shore line with water coming in and episode title over the top in black

Ep 76 Meet Stephanie Clifford, author of ‘Everybody Rise’

In Episode 76 of So you want to be a writer: Australia’s podcasting boom, 51 words you might be mispronouncing, freelancing mistakes newbies make, the book Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner, a magazine for cats by cats (yes, you read that correctly), Writer in Residence Stephanie Clifford, author of Everybody Rise,

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Ep 74 We talk to Random House publisher Meredith Curnow

In Episode 74 of So you want to be a writer: The 2015 winners of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 10 things we think we need to do before we start writing, Mark Latham being weird at the Melbourne Writers Festival, author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, forthright about authors’ rights

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Ep 73 Meet Jill Margo, author of ‘Pushing the Limits’

In Episode 73 of So you want to be a writer: Grab your blind date with a book, quirky micro book reviews, one traveller’s odd reading habit, an embarrassing mix up at the Kennedy Awards, the book “Write Better, Faster” by Monica Leonelle, what uber-blogger Heather from Dooce said at this year’s

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Ep 71 We talk to literary agent Jacinta di Mase

In Episode 71 of So you want to be a writer: Five essential podcasts for writers, National Bookshop Day, Richard Linklater top choice to direct The Rosie Project movie, the psychology behind writer’s block, an awesome interactive map of the most famous road trips in American literature, Reservoir Dad the movie, text

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Our top 10 podcast episodes for 2015 (…so far!)

We’re on a break this week while Valerie moves house and argues with a certain telco provider about promised installation dates… but in the meantime, we thought we’d share your top 10 podcast episodes for 2015 (…so far!) 1. Ep 45 – Lisa Heidke Our first episode back for the year! We

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