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April 22nd, 2014 | Blog, Perfecting the craft, Poetry, Workshops | Tags:

By Emily Davis In general I’m a bit of a communic-a-tard. This is kind of like being a lactard (allergic to milk), but perhaps with slightly more serious connotations and consequences. I can assure you I can write, and read and speak, and I’m not too bad at a boozy […]

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April 21st, 2014 | Blog, Genre, Perfecting the craft, Resources, Tips | Tags:

Here are some great writing prompt sites to help you bust through any moments of writer’s block (or just keep you in an internet spiral all day long):  Writing Prompts on Tumblr Creative Writing Prompts  Awesome Writing Prompts Daily prompts sent to your inbox  200 Fantasy Writing Prompts  Spec Fic […]

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April 17th, 2014 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Poetry | Tags:

By Mike Ladd Born: July 5, 1935, Boleroo Centre Died: September 9, 2012, Adelaide. Poet, playwright and short story writer John Griffin grew up at Hammond in the mid-north of South Australia, the son of a farmer and shop owner. The family farm was often in the grip of drought […]

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April 13th, 2014 | Audio, Blog, Festivals, Industry news, News | Tags:

If you missed Adelaide Writers’ Week or wish you could revisit it, never fear – podcasts are now available. Check out the Adelaide Festival Website to hear them.

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March 25th, 2014 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Military history | Tags:

By Mark Dapin I started my writing day at six o’clock this morning, when I printed out and proofed the first chapter of my upcoming military history book. I’m already weeks behind schedule with the book, which has to be in the shops in November. I must complete another chapter […]

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March 20th, 2014 | Blog, Festivals, Insights | Tags:

By Johnny von Einem For the last three years I’ve been working away at a journalism and creative writing degree, essentially straddling a line between two seemingly similar, but in practice starkly different worlds. Tight sentences and a strict adherence to hard facts are the main tenets of (good) journalism, […]

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March 13th, 2014 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Insights | Tags:

You’ll notice in our program that we have a practical workshop on writing for radio coming up. You may be thinking, why write for radio? Well, there are a number of opportunities to get your writing out there, that you may not have yet considered. One of them being narrative […]

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March 12th, 2014 | Blog, Festivals, Guest posts, Insights | Tags:

by Rose Hartley As I fumble my way through the second draft of my novel, writers’ guides call out to me from every corner of my bookcase, claiming to be able to help me craft a story that someone might want to read. The latest one I’ve picked up is […]

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March 8th, 2014 | Blog, Festivals, Insights | Tags:

By Fleur Kilpatrick Every now and then you have that moment: the moment when you realise just how foreign the workings of your brain are to the majority of the population. Yes, it turns out that it is you who is the alien. Don’t be alarmed. Our minds are so […]

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March 6th, 2014 | Blog, Festivals | Tags:

By Caroline Reid Adelaide in March is hectic and joyful. As part of the Adelaide Festival I spent six hours watching Roman Tragedies, which was sore on the back but brilliant for the spirit. I also got to hang out with some excellent Australian and International writers/poets when I chaired […]

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March 5th, 2014 | Blog, Insights, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

By Sue Fleming Give yourself time in your life for your writing and do justice to your muse! Preserve the ideas as they come to you – scribble them down, cut them out or scratch them on the wall! Read, read and read. Always draft and re-draft your work until […]

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February 18th, 2014 | Blog, Industry news | Tags:

By Eleanor Scicchitano Linked under the banner of ‘the liberal arts’, visual art and literature are united in their shared quest to explore, celebrate and create beauty, tragedy and the human condition. At the core of both these traditions is a desire for the creators to tell stories that enable […]

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February 13th, 2014 | Blog, Resources, Tips | Tags:

By Vanessa Jones Scrivener Scrivener is handy software for writers that is like a word processor, virtual pin up board and filing system all in one. Once you’ve completed your writing project, it will even compile your project into a file suitable for epublishing. It backs up automatically everytime you […]

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February 5th, 2014 | Blog, Editing, Tips | Tags:

Here are some editing tips that we’d like to share we you. We also have a copy of this article on our website. There are many different ways to edit your work. Some writers edit and polish as they go, while others wait until they have a complete first draft. […]

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January 30th, 2014 | Blog, Workshops | Tags:

By Dr Ros Prosser Who we are and how we came to be who we are is not easily accounted for. Who we are in a heat wave is not simply the dripping, sweating and distracted Adelaidean, now living in perhaps the hottest place on Earth. We could see ourselves […]

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