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February 17th, 2016 | Blog

Thousands of podcasts are being downloaded every day and there are podcasts on almost every topic. It is predicted that all cars will be connected to the internet in less than ten years time, which means the growth and demand for podcasts will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before […]

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January 13th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck Travel memoir writing isn’t what you typically read in the Travel section of a newspaper, or in many glossy magazines. When you write a travel memoir, you aren’t compelled to lavish superlatives upon a beach resort or trendy city. You don’t have to recommend the restaurants where […]

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January 7th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates There are two types of writers in the world: plotters and pansters (which, for the uninitiated, stands for a person who writes ‘by the seat of their pants’). Apparently. Okay, so no two plotters are exactly alike—and vice versa. That’s why there’s so much fun to be […]

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December 17th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates Being funny on the page is very different to cracking jokes in real life. It’s a skill that can be learned and practiced. You don’t need a natural knack for one liners or comedic timing. Situational humour I think it was Oscar Wilde that once said, humour […]

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December 16th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Authors from the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist share their tips: Tips for getting started writing each day: Ross Coulthart, Charles Bean (Harper Collins Publishers, shortlisted for the Australian History award): Before you go to bed each night, read through the next bit of writing that has you stumped. […]

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December 14th, 2015 | Blog

Where does inspiration come from? A selection of authors shortlisted in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards share where they get their inspiration from. Rebecca Lim, The Astrologer’s Daughter (Text Publishing, shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction prize): Inspiration is everywhere. I’m a champion eavesdropper. I’m an inveterate newspaper skimmer and collector of […]

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December 1st, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

by Jon Gresham From our Members Around the World series Singapore has a reputation for being clean and a little too contrived. The brochures emphasise the city state’s hyper efficiency, business friendliness, shiny buildings, cuisine and vast shopping opportunities. These clichéd condescensions obscure the far more eclectic stories swirling around […]

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November 24th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

When you approach journalists, television and radio producers, bloggers, reviewers and basically anyone that may help promote your book and your writing, you need to have an already prepared promotional kit at the ready to give to them. As the world of media is super fast paced, you need to […]

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November 11th, 2015 | Blog, Tips

Blogs are a great source of writing advice and industry insight; they’re up there with reading a book or doing a workshop. They are varied and can respond quickly to news or changes in writing and publishing. Here are some stellar blogs that have won awards or caught the eye […]

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November 11th, 2015 | Blog, Tips | Tags:

By Claire Scobie You can have your entire book, research drafts and redrafts all in ONE project, making it simpler when working with lots of text. All the titles of your documents are visible at any one time (although not open). So much better than clunky ol’ Microsoft Word where […]

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November 4th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Rebecca Douglas is the SA Writers Centre’s current Digital Writer In Residence. She’s also an awardwinning Adelaide based writer, having written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Big Issue, and Women’s Agenda, among others. Rebecca had a chat with us about her latest project. Could you briefly explain the project you’ll be working on […]

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October 29th, 2015 | Blog, Festivals, News | Tags:

Sean’s Shorts – Sean Williams gives us some short, yet insightful, answers to a short Q&A about writing and reading. Sean will be a guest at our upcoming Children’s and YA Creators Festival, which is a festival not to be missed! Favourite writing tip: Write what you love: dive right […]

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October 28th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Riana Kinlough Have you finished a short story or poem and are ready to send it out into the world? The process of submitting to a magazine or journal can seem long and mystifying. So here are some quick tips to get you started. After you finish writing, editing […]

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October 14th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates is a part book distributor, part social platform with over forty million users. Anyone can upload a story or become a reader, accessing over 100 million stories on their phone, tablet or computer. Stories are serialised and updated chapter-by-chapter. It’s used by writers of all levels, […]

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October 6th, 2015 | Blog, Latest, News | Tags:

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT An Australian first study of Australian authors highlights the dramatic and profound impact that technology is having on authors and the publishing industry. Technology has opened up significant opportunities for self-publishing with the study showing that 84 per cent of fiction authors are changing the way their work […]

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