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February 21st, 2018 | Blog, Festivals, Guest posts, Latest, News, Poetry, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news | Tags:

This week we welcome Bernice Chauly to Adelaide as part of our partnership with George Town Literary Festival, Penang – our Malaysian sister city. Bernice is a writer, filmmaker, actor and festival director. She will be in residence until mid-March and will appear at Adelaide Writers’ Week. Before she jets […]

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August 30th, 2014 | Blog, Books, Genre, Getting Started, Guest posts | Tags:

by Raelke Grimmer Serialised fiction was once the way people read fiction, published in instalments in newspapers or magazines. Dickens’ work first appeared in serialised form, with fans anticipating each new instalment of his work. Over the years, serialisation has given way to completed novels, but with the advent of […]

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July 29th, 2014 | Blog, Guest posts, News | Tags:

By Serena Wong We sometimes have this suspicion that art is trying to trick us, pull the wool over our eyes and ridicule our taste. But in reality, art is just another language. Not the language of an elite club guarded by secret codes, but a tool to distil the […]

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May 2nd, 2014 | Blog, Film, Genre, Guest posts, Insights | Tags:

52 Tuesdays is a locally produced feature-film by Adelaide-based collective Closer Productions. It explores the relationship between a mother and daughter over a year, a year in which the mother decides to transition to become a man. 52 Tuesdays was filmed once a week, every Tuesday, for a year – with the scripts […]

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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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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 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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January 13th, 2014 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Tips, Travel, Workshops | Tags:

By Paul Greenway I always open my Travel Writing Workshop with this first rule of travel writing (although I ignored it myself).  While it is possible to make money writing travel articles for magazines and websites, it is unlikely – but certainly not impossible – that you’ll earn a decent […]

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December 10th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Social media, Technology, Tips | Tags:

By Michelle “Prakky” Prak That’s right – it’s time to embrace the digital age and often Twitter is a neglected resource for writers. Prakky shares her top five tips on how to best utilise Twitter if you are a writer.  1.       Follow and interact with other writers. Twitter works best […]

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November 27th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Tips | Tags:

By Sarah Lindblom Working from home as a writer can be a dream! Flexible, convenient and productive – you are the envy of your friends who spend hours a day commuting to work. A brilliant idea! Start a business from home… Two weeks later you realise that you have not […]

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November 14th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Life Writing/Memoir | Tags:

Recently, we held a Life Writing/Memoir Bootcamp. We offered participants an opportunity to showcase a snippet of their work on our blog. Here are some pieces from some very brave souls. Biographical Achilles in Fearful Momentum by Terissa Sheperd Memories may be selective, heart driven, sense driven, ego driven.  There […]

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November 5th, 2013 | Blog, Food Writing, Guest posts, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

By Barbara Santich  It might come as a surprise, but food writing is not really about food. Food is not usually the main focus. More often, food writing is about people and their experiences of growing, sourcing, cooking, offering and eating food; it’s about their relationships with food, their memories […]

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October 9th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

By Walter Mason I recently did an event with author, psychotherapist and healer Sharon Snir and I was struck by how she described her writing as a way of making peace in the world. I am used to the idea of writing as a form of therapy, or of social […]

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October 2nd, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

By Walter Mason  Have you ever read any of the work of Steven Pressfield? He is very much the creativity guru of the moment, and I like him because he really deals in a type of tough love for artists and writers. No molly-coddling, no delicate nurturing of the creative […]

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