Susannah Glenn’s reinvention to become an author

“My earliest memories were of reading and writing and dreaming of becoming a full-time writer. Instead, I became a journalist and editor (the pay was better), thinking ‘one day’ I’ll turn my attention to fiction,” Susannah told us. “Well, that ‘one day’ had come! I rolled up my sleeves and learnt everything I could about how and where to start. Fortunately, one of the amazing resources I discovered was the Australian Writers’ Centre.”

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COMP CLOSED: ‘The Seven’ by Chris Hammer

This week, we’re giving away three copies of The Seven – the latest thriller from one of Australia’s best crime writers. Chris Hammer is the acclaimed and award-winning author of international bestsellers Scrublands and The Tilt. You can also meet him on episodes 447 and 361 of our podcast. Here’s

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Q&A: ‘Populous’ vs ‘populated’

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, pop quiz… Q: Hi AWC,

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Submissions open for 2024 Penguin Literary Prize

Submissions are now open for the 2024 Penguin Literary Prize! Submit your manuscript for your chance to be published by Penguin Random House and receive an impressive $20,000 advance.  Here are the details from Penguin: In 2017, the Penguin Literary Prize was established to discover, nurture, and develop literary fiction

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Q&A: The origin of ‘push the envelope’

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 the envelope, please… Q:

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Susannah Glenn’s reinvention to become an author

“My earliest memories were of reading and writing and dreaming of becoming a full-time writer. Instead, I became a journalist and editor (the pay was better), thinking ‘one day’ I’ll turn my attention to fiction,” Susannah told us. “Well, that ‘one day’ had come! I rolled up my sleeves and learnt everything I could about how and where to start. Fortunately, one of the amazing resources I discovered was the Australian Writers’ Centre.”

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Q&A: The origin of the term ‘gaslighting’

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 a gas… Q: Hi

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COMP CLOSED: ‘A Woman of Courage’ by Tania Blanchard

This week’s giveaway takes us back in time to Victorian England. We have three copies of Tania Blanchard’s latest book, A Woman of Courage, to give away. Tania Blanchard is an acclaimed author of historical novels The Girl from Munich, Suitcase of Dreams, Letters From Berlin, and Echoes of War.

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Furious Fiction: October 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the October Furious Fiction story showcase – our monthly spotlight on our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. Here were this month’s criteria: Each story had to feature someone looking through either a TELESCOPE or BINOCULARS. Each story had to include

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The secret ingredient in a book’s success: Part 2

Welcome to part two of my short series on book distribution. If you read part one, you’ll know that distribution is an integral part of a book’s success – but it’s also an area that many emerging authors don’t know much about. Book distribution is essentially what it says on

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Ep 062: How to become a successful ghostwriter

If you’re a copywriter and you’d like to expand your services and create a long term stream of income, you should consider becoming a ghostwriter. What even is a ghost writer? In many senses, a copywriter is the ultimate ghost writer in that we write content for a specific client,

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