Category: So you want to be a writer

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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The 10 favourite podcast interviews of 2020

We just love bringing the So you want to be a writer podcast to your ears – chatting all things writing, publishing and, of course, our favourite desserts. This year, the podcast not only turned six, we also released 61 new episodes – and had a lot of fun with our

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Ep 371 Meet Nathan Makaryk, author of ‘Lionhearts’.

In Episode 371 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Nathan Makaryk, author of Lionhearts. Discover the 7 tips you need to know about writing historical fiction and last-minute gift ideas for the writers in your life. Plus, we are giving away a massive 10-book pack to one lucky winner.

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Ep 367 Meet Meg Keneally, author of ‘The Wreck’.

In Episode 367 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Meg Keneally, author of The Wreck. Learn how to edit your second draft. Discover the reasons why publishers might reject good writing. Do you have niblings? Plus, we have 3 copies of The 2020 Dictionary by Dominic Knight to give away.

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Ep 365 Meet Sue Brierley, author of ‘Lioness’.

In Episode 365 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Sue Brierley, author of Lioness. Discover how long it takes to write a first draft and 6 mistakes to avoid when writing a guest blog post. Plus, we have 3 copies of The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart – our amazing AWC presenter and director of creative writing – to give away.

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Ep 364 Jack Heath’s ‘Hideout’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 364 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘Hideout’ by Jack Heath. ‘Hideout’ is a bloody, twisted roller-coaster of dark action and suspense and we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this thriller.

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