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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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September 24th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE CHILDREN’S AND YA CREATORS FESTIVAL. ALAA Agents share their top tips for writing children’s books. Brian Cook, The Authors’ Agent: Read Australian books as widely as possible.  You are most likely to get a publishing opportunity in your home market first so […]

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September 16th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Clare Forster from Curtis Brown Australia brings us an inspiring summer reading list of some of her favourite works of life writing as we edge towards the warmer months… Some of Australia’s most remarkable and inspiring stories stem from true life. Told in voices plain, ornate, and everything in between, […]

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September 14th, 2015 | Blog

By David Chapple   1. You don’t have to write what you know but you do have to write what you care about. Stories can have technical frailties but honest, brave, challenging content are always worth reading. 2. Write what you have to write. I think short stories should burst […]

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September 3rd, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

As well as the Melbourne Writers’ Festival this past weekend, the First Nations Australia Writing Network’s Annual Conference was held at the Wheeler Centre in the heart of Melbourne. Aboriginal writers from all over the country came together, to collaborate and celebrate ideas for future projects both as a collective […]

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September 2nd, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Danielle Clode Writing well requires much the same set of skills no matter whether we are writing fiction or nonfiction, but the success of fiction often rests in part on the architecture of the whole story or book. In nonfiction it is structure at the level of the sentence […]

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August 12th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Susan Murphy is a South Australian based romance author. Her works include Confetti Confidential: They Do, I Don’t  and  Annabel’s Wedding. Currently she is our writer in residence, and will be working on a historical romance during her time at the Centre.   What attracted you to the romance genre? What’s not […]

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August 11th, 2015 | Blog, Books | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck Think back to when you first learned to read. What was it like? Back then, you read word by word. You focused on what each word or phrase was communicating. You read closely. Today we are all practiced readers. We have become too familiar with skimming, skipping […]

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August 6th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

We asked Twitter what was the best writing advice they’ve ever heard. He’s some useful tips we collated:   David Grayson ‏@sasanof  “Find your own voice” Christopher Hitchens …   Janie Mac ‏@jatosha If you’re stuck, that’s ok, but just write something, anything, for 10 minutes. Write first, edit later. […]

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