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May 16th, 2013 | Blog, Festivals, Industry news | Tags:

By Sarah Tooth, SAWC Director I’ve followed the rebirth of the Tasmanian Writers Festival quite closely over the last year, watching it being pulled together by the amazing Chris Gallagher, who also doubles as the Director of the Tasmanian Writers Centre. I was very fortunate to attend the TWF in April, […]

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May 10th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

By Lucy Clark 1. If you don’t write your story, who will? 2. Procrastinate… but then write. 3. You make time to go to the gym, work, sleep, socialise, so why not make time to write? 4. Research is MASSIVE and time consuming and from all the info you collate, […]

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May 7th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts | Tags:

By Ben Brooker One of our recent Writers in Residence, Ben Brooker, discusses his residency. In the first two decades of the 20th century, James Joyce used one of the upstairs rooms at the now legendary Shakespeare and Company bookshop on Paris’s Left Bank as his personal office. There, he […]

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May 1st, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Workshops | Tags:

By Alan Baxter You’ve heard the old adage, I’m sure. Write what you know. That’s all very well, but it’s actually a terrible piece of advice. After all, we all know some stuff, but not much in the grand scheme of things. And if we only write what we know, […]

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April 1st, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Workshops | Tags:

By Jane Turner-Goldsmith In the late 80s, psychologist James Pennebaker posed the question: ‘why do people throughout the world seek to tell their stories?’ In his original study, participants were asked to reflect on their deepest thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event. They then had to write for 15 […]

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