What to do if you're stuck writing your first line. Crime author Dinuka McKenzie on writing her Banjo Prize-winner The Torrent, and we have 3 copies of the novel to give away.
Links mentioned in this episode
- First Lines by Grant Snider
- WIN The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie
- Buy So You Want to be a Writer – the book!
- Facebook group for So You Want to be a Writer
Writer in residence: Dinuka McKenzie
Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and book addict. Her debut crime fiction novel, The Torrent, won the HarperCollins Australia 2020 Banjo Prize. Her unpublished manuscript Taken was longlisted for the 2020 Richell Prize. When not writing, Dinuka works in the environmental sector and volunteers as part of the team behind the Writers Unleashed Festival. She lives in Southern Sydney with her husband, two kids and their pet chicken.
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