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Ep 440: Meet Kyle Perry, author of ‘The Deep’

You’ll meet Kyle Perry, author of ‘The Deep’. Don’t forget to check out our sister podcast, ‘So you want to be a copywriter’. Romance is the biggest selling genre in fiction, so learn more about our upcoming course, Romance Writing. Congrats to AWC grad Veronica Lando who has just been announced as the winner of 2021 Banjo Prize with HarperCollins. Plus, we have 3 copies of ‘The Prince of the Skies’ by Antonio Iturbe to give away.

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Freda Chiu combines her creative talents with debut picture book ‘A Trip to the Hospital’

Courses taken at AWC: 
Writing Picture Books

“My heart was pounding hard in my chest and I felt so elated and relieved that my childhood dream was finally coming true!”

That’s how Freda Chiu describes the moment she found out that her debut picture book, A Trip to the Hospital, was going to be published by Allen & Unwin. Although she was a successful freelance artist and educator, Freda wasn’t sure she had the skills to write her own picture book. But after taking the Writing Picture Books course with the Australian Writers’ Centre, Freda was unstoppable.

“I loved how structured and practical the Writing Picture Books course was,” Freda says. “I learned more in the two days I was at the AWC than in the few years prior doing self-research.”

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Fiona Murphy becomes a published author with her debut memoir ‘The Shape of Sound’

Courses taken at AWC: 
Reinvent Yourself
Freelance Writing Stage 1
Build Your Author Platform
2 Hours to Scrivener Power

As a budding writer, Fiona Murphy had a slew of writing ideas, but felt she lacked the confidence and skills to make them come to life. After taking a few freelance writing courses with the Australian Writers’ Centre, something clicked and she started successfully pitching stories.

That momentum led to the start of her career as an essayist and has culminated in the release of her memoir The Shape of Sound, published by Text Publishing in March 2021.

“Signing the contract was an out-of-body experience—it was both thrilling and terrifying! It took weeks for it to sink in.”

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Q&A: Flotsam and jetsam

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 have floating ideas… Q:

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Manuscript awards to enter in 2021

Was 2020 going to be the year you showcased your manuscript with the world but just didn’t get around to it? Given the year that was, we’ll let you off. But now it is 2021. There are some exciting opportunities for you this year, so we’ve created a list of

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AWC alumna Veronica Lando wins the HarperCollins 2021 Banjo Prize

Publishing house HarperCollins launched the Banjo Prize in 2018, as “a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller” – inviting unpublished commercial fiction manuscripts and awarding each year’s winner with a publishing contract. Now in its fourth year, the Banjo Prize recently announced its 2021 winner. And we were SO

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Ep 440: Meet Kyle Perry, author of ‘The Deep’

You’ll meet Kyle Perry, author of ‘The Deep’. Don’t forget to check out our sister podcast, ‘So you want to be a copywriter’. Romance is the biggest selling genre in fiction, so learn more about our upcoming course, Romance Writing. Congrats to AWC grad Veronica Lando who has just been announced as the winner of 2021 Banjo Prize with HarperCollins. Plus, we have 3 copies of ‘The Prince of the Skies’ by Antonio Iturbe to give away.

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Q&A: Where does “noggin” come from?

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 head hunting… Q: Hi

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Furious Fiction September 2021 winner and shortlist

This month’s 44th edition of Furious Fiction was an up-and-down affair as we asked entrants to either plumb new depths or climb to lofty heights. These were the challenge criteria: Your story must include EITHER an attic OR a basement. Your story must include some kind of insect. Your story

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Freda Chiu combines her creative talents with debut picture book ‘A Trip to the Hospital’

Courses taken at AWC: 
Writing Picture Books

“My heart was pounding hard in my chest and I felt so elated and relieved that my childhood dream was finally coming true!”

That’s how Freda Chiu describes the moment she found out that her debut picture book, A Trip to the Hospital, was going to be published by Allen & Unwin. Although she was a successful freelance artist and educator, Freda wasn’t sure she had the skills to write her own picture book. But after taking the Writing Picture Books course with the Australian Writers’ Centre, Freda was unstoppable.

“I loved how structured and practical the Writing Picture Books course was,” Freda says. “I learned more in the two days I was at the AWC than in the few years prior doing self-research.”

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Q&A: Often vs oftentimes

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 oft the record… Q:

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Fiona Murphy becomes a published author with her debut memoir ‘The Shape of Sound’

Courses taken at AWC: 
Reinvent Yourself
Freelance Writing Stage 1
Build Your Author Platform
2 Hours to Scrivener Power

As a budding writer, Fiona Murphy had a slew of writing ideas, but felt she lacked the confidence and skills to make them come to life. After taking a few freelance writing courses with the Australian Writers’ Centre, something clicked and she started successfully pitching stories.

That momentum led to the start of her career as an essayist and has culminated in the release of her memoir The Shape of Sound, published by Text Publishing in March 2021.

“Signing the contract was an out-of-body experience—it was both thrilling and terrifying! It took weeks for it to sink in.”

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COMP CLOSED Bryan Brown’s ‘Sweet Jimmy’

It was a gentle knock. Agnes had been waiting for it. Hoping he would be on time. Such a lovely fella, she thought… “Come on through. Got a surprise for you,” she said. He had one for her too. Bryan Brown has been telling stories with his distinctive Australian voice

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Q&A: The origin of “stockholm syndrome”

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 taking stock… Q: Hi

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Cat Who Saved Books’

If ever there were a guaranteed winner from the description alone, it might just be this week’s book giveaway – The Cat Who Saved Books by bestselling Japanese author Sosuke Natsukawa. Lovingly translated by Louise Heal Kawai, this is a heartwarming celebration of books, cats, and the people who love

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