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July 23rd, 2019 | Blog

First drafts are exactly that. It’s the first time you’re writing all the words down. It’s the first breath you breathe into characters who have either been sitting in your brain for a while or who jumped in late at night when you wanted to go to sleep but couldn’t. […]

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July 16th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*Please note: this competition is now closed* The charms of the movies are heightened during winter: all that hot buttered popcorn and the warmth of a rainy afternoon spent in a gold-lit theatre. Only thing that could make it even better? Going for free. Thanks to our friends at Palace […]

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July 9th, 2019 | Blog

Writers SA is serious about fostering the next generation of thinkers and writers and your budding author likely needs more encouragement and nurturing than they get from high school English classes. Joining our Teen Writers Club means your teen will be surrounded by like-minded peers to lean on for inspiration […]

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July 2nd, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*Please note: this competition is now closed* When the song is over, what remains? Impossible Music is a novel about rediscovering yourself when everything you once took for granted is gone. Music is Simon’s life – which is why he is devastated when a ministroke obliterates his hearing. He resists […]

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June 25th, 2019 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Writers SA Varuna Fellowship for Young Writers – Poppy Nwosu! We partnered with Varuna the National Writers’ House to give one young South Australian writer a new residency and development fellowship. Poppy will be spending a week in the Blue Mountains, working […]

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June 20th, 2019 | Blog

As creative members contributing to Australian society, writers and authors kind of dance to a different tax tune and whilst those of us who have been doing this for a while know what we can and can’t deduct, there are aspiring writers who might not know the ins and outs.

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June 4th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*Please note this competition is now closed* Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of us are wearing it, eating and drinking from it, sitting on it, walking on it, and maybe even ingesting it. Enter to win a copy of Quitting […]

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May 28th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

We all know about judging books by their covers – but taking pleasure in quirky, innovative, and just plain beautiful book covers? Absolutely okay with that. A great book cover can intrigue, entice, and add another dimension to the reading experience. When it comes to cover design, fantasy books are in […]

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May 21st, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*Please note: this competition is now closed. Phil Cummings is the author of over sixty books for children, in a career that has spanned thirty years. His work has been published around the world and has received multiple awards, and his latest book, Touch the Moon, is a lyrical story about the […]

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May 21st, 2019 | Blog, Latest

Author Jennifer Mills has hit the road and is touring the Eyre Peninsula as part of our Writers and Readers in Residence Project, which sees South Australian writers undertake an artistic residency in regional communities to meet locals and activate reading and writing in the area. So far, Jennifer has travelled […]

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May 14th, 2019 | Blog

Most stories involve amorous or otherwise physical encounters, and it takes some mastery to convey this in a realistic and/or emotional way. Are your characters in a relationship having consensual sex? Are your characters strangers in a lust-fuelled chance encounter? Is your character at home while his sexual partner is […]

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May 3rd, 2019 | Blog, Latest

By Bronwyn Tilley (w/a Bronwyn Stuart) I wanted to start this blog by pointing out the differences between writers who isolate themselves and writers who are isolated by geographic distance. Perhaps you love the solitary silence and find you do your best work that way but, by design, humans are […]

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April 30th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

We’re pretty excited to team up with author and food and wine journalist Katie Spain to serve up a masterclass in food writing this June. Ahead of her workshop, we asked Katie a few questions about her book on the Adelaide Central Market, her life as a writer, and …cows.   […]

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April 24th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

Autumn has its advantages, including the fact that it is prime movie-going weather. There’s no better time to load up on popcorn, get cosy, and watch an epic story unfold on the big screen (even better if that epic story is based on an equally epic book). With that in […]

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April 16th, 2019 | Blog

On the Writers SA calendar in April is a workshop with Michael Bollen and the team from Wakefield Press – Inside Publishing:From Manuscript to Market. In this six-hour session we look at traditional publishing from the pitching and editing process to marketing, publicity and production. Participants will workshop their own […]

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