Ep 473: Nita Prose on her worldwide bestseller ‘The Maid’.

The rise of BookTok and its incredible effect on the publishing industry. Books by women now achieving parity in media reviews. Why you need to beware of widows and orphans. Meet Nita Prose, author of the worldwide bestseller ‘The Maid’. And we have 3 copies of 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard to give away.

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Why do cats have nine lives?

Q&A: Why do cats have nine lives?

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, it’s cats and curiosity… Q:

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Ep 473: Nita Prose on her worldwide bestseller ‘The Maid’.

The rise of BookTok and its incredible effect on the publishing industry. Books by women now achieving parity in media reviews. Why you need to beware of widows and orphans. Meet Nita Prose, author of the worldwide bestseller ‘The Maid’. And we have 3 copies of 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard to give away.

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘56 Days’ by Catherine Ryan Howard

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead… With crime fiction continuing to dominate the bestseller charts year after year, this week’s giveaway pick is sure to be a popular one. The book is the “brilliantly claustrophobic and twisty turny thriller” 56 Days by Catherine

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Where does Larrikin come from?

Q&A: The origin of “larrikin”

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, it’s larrikinship… Q: Hi AWC,

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Torrent’ by Dinuka McKenzie

A loving husband lost to devastating summer floods. A teenage girl injured during a robbery. Two seemingly unconnected cases that will push a detective to the brink. This week’s giveaway book is The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie – winner of the 2020 HarperCollins Banjo Prize and one of AWC’s very

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Is it stamping or stomping ground?

Q&A: Stamping ground vs stomping ground

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 stomp collecting… Q: Hi

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Maid’ by Nita Prose

I am your maid. I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry. But what do you know about me? This week’s giveaway book is The Maid – the successful debut novel from author Nita Prose. And if you needed a gauge for its success, the film rights have already been

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Why is it called an Indian summer?

Q&A: Why is it called an “Indian summer”?

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 having lazy, hazy days

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Trivia Night’ by Ali Lowe

Question: How long does it take to tear someone’s life apart? Answer: Sometimes just one night. This week we have three copies of The Trivia Night by Ali Lowe to be won. It has been described as a gripping, domestic page-turner full of shocking reveals; perfect for fans of Liane

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Why are they called rose-coloured glasses

Q&A: Why ‘rose-coloured glasses’?

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 coming up roses… Q:

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Violeta’ by Isabel Allende

One extraordinary woman. One hundred years of history. One unforgettable story. This week’s giveaway book is Violeta from world-acclaimed author Isabel Allende – niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, a former president of Chile. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits (1985), became a worldwide bestseller and critical success. After

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5 tips for writing romance

5 essential tips for writing a successful romance novel

It’s no exaggeration to say that author Nicola Marsh is a doyenne of romance writing. In fact, she’s published more than 75 books, including rural romance for Harper Collins Australia, domestic suspense for Hachette UK’s Bookouture and Grand Central Publishing USA, and contemporary romance for Penguin Random House’s Berkley imprint

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Origin of cut to the chase

Q&A: Origin of ‘cut to the chase’

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, cutting and chasing… Q: Hi

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