Ep 72 Brutally honest advice from writers, bookshop offers refunds for “Go Set a Watchman”, writing award for children, and what happens when you send out a manuscript under a male name (when you’re a woman). “Tie you over” versus “tide you over”, where to find content writing work, and we talk to Writer in Residence John Tesarsch.

podcast-artwork In Episode 72 of So you want to be a writer: Cover reveal for Allison Tait’s latest instalment of The Mapmaker Chronicles, brutally honest writing advice from brutally honest writers, US bookshop offers refunds for Go Set a Watchman, an author sends out manuscripts out under a masculine pseudonym, how women authors were told to promote their books in the 1960s, the Young Writers’ Award, “tie you over” vs “tide you over”, congrats to Nikki Parkinson from StylingYou.com on her win in the Telstra Business Awards, Writer in Residence John Tesarsch, finding work as a newbie content writer, and more!

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Show Notes
Cover Reveal: Breath Of The Dragon

Brutally Honest Writing Advice from Brutally Honest Writers

US bookshop offering refunds for Go Set a Watchman

Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name

This Is How ‘Lady Authors’ Were Told to Promote Their Books in the 1960s

Young Writers’ Award

Writer in Residence 

John Tesarsch

TesarschJohn Tesarsch is a writer and barrister. He used to be a professional cellist based in Vienna, but had to give up music due to a debilitating allergy to the rosin used on cello bows. He returned to Melbourne to study Law and became a barrister, then was diagnosed with tongue cancer and spent a year undergoing extensive treatments.

His first novel, The Philanthropist, was published in 2010 and received much critical acclaim. His latest book is The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman.

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