Become a UX/UI writer: Andrew Bliss reveals how he did it

For freelance writer Andrew Bliss, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) writing has become a major – and fascinating – segment of his work.   As a UX/UI writer, he’s done everything from rewriting navigational content for SBS’s On-Demand platforms to working on the Qantas Wellbeing sleep app.  Opportunity knocks

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6 ways to nurture your teen’s creative writing skills

Some teenagers grit their teeth to get through English at school, while others find it a fulfilling outlet – particularly creative writing. If you’ve got a teenager in your life who’s showing interest in creative writing, and you want to help them take it to the next level, our experts

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COMP CLOSED ‘Seven Lies’ by Elizabeth Kay

“If lies are dangerous, the truth can be catastrophic . . .” This week, we’re giving away three copies of the new novel Seven Lies by debut author Elizabeth Kay. It’s being described as the most mesmerising and unsettling thriller you’ll read this year! “It all started with just one

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Charlotte Barkla rediscovers her dream to become a successful author

Courses taken at AWC: Writing Picture Books How to Write for Children and Young Adults Freelance Writing Stage 1 Engineer-turned-maths teacher Charlotte Barkla never imagined she’d become a published writer – but three children’s books later, she’s thrilled to have rediscovered her passion. Charlotte signed a contract for her first

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Q&A: Origin of ‘pot calling the kettle black’

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re calling the pot shots…

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COMP CLOSED The purrfect ‘Pussweek Pack’!

Cat lovers assemble! This week, we’re having kittens as we excitedly offer up three Pussweek packs by AWC alumna, Bexy McFly. Bexy created the global feline-zine hit series Pussweek – By Cats, For Cats and has since gone on to collaborate with artist Megan Lynn Kott on 2019’s Cats Are

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Q&A: May vs might

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, come what might, it’s may

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Silence’ by Susan Allott

This week we have three copies of The Silence – a powerful and heart-wrenching debut from author Susan Allott. Here’s a synopsis: It is 1997, and in a basement flat in Hackney Isla Green is awakened by a call in the middle of the night: her father, Joe, phoning from

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10 mobile libraries around the world

Today, searching for a good book is easy to do since the internet is everywhere. Before we had the internet, people had to look for other options. Bookstores and libraries were easy places to get to for those who lived in town, but people who did not live in the

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The bookshelves of 20 celebrities

Your bookshelf can give people an insight into your soul. Big statement, we know. But your choice of books can reveal a lot about your passions, interests, hopes, fears – and everything in between.  So we’re taking a peek at what some famous people have on their bookshelf. Global English

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8 ways to find your golden ticket for freelance writing

Whether you’re getting into writing for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional, freelance writing can provide great opportunities for growth and development as well as more control over your own workflow—along with an income, of course! Check out our top 8 blog posts for tips on how to

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Q&A: BC/AD vs BCE/CE

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re going on a date…

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Furious Fiction May 2020 winner and shortlist

May was another huge month for our spritely little Furious Fiction competition – with our second highest entries ever (highest was last month!). It just shows what great word of mouth and marketing–cough cough lockdown pandemic cough— can do! Being the fifth month of the year, or maybe because we

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Enter the 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Calling all unpublished writers: the $10,000 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers, which can be awarded to both fiction and creative non-fiction writers, is open for 2020. The winner will also get a year’s mentorship from a Hachette Australia publisher. Entries close on July 10, 2020.  From the Emerging Writers’ Festival

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10 must-read articles to level up your fiction writing

So you’re creative, inspired and want to write fiction? Great! For all writers, from first-timers to those with multiple novels under their belt already, the process can present some surprising challenges. Perhaps you’re struggling to get the first sentence onto the page, or maybe you’re part-way through and worried you’re

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Clare Bowditch’s top 3 tips for first-time authors

Clare Bowditch’s ABIA award-winning memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl, goes deep into love, loss and grief. For her first book, Clare drew from her experience as a musician to get through the process of endless re-drafting, as well as using the names of her songs as chapter titles. Clare

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