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October 19th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Perfecting the craft, Tips

Writers never stop developing their craft, but if you’re a new or aspiring writer, the Writers SA team have shared a few tips and techniques to help you along the way: Write even when you’re not feeling itNora Roberts famously said, ‘You can’t edit a blank page’ and for some […]

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October 20th, 2020 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Latest, News, Tips

Alice Grundy is associate publisher at Brio Books and co-founder of Seizure, an incubator of Australian writing. For the past decade, she has worked in trade publishing with a focus on developing new talent. She has run workshops at festivals, universities and schools in Australia, India and China and written […]

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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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September 19th, 2014 | Blog, Insights, Tips | Tags:

By Ben Brooker Everybody has a point of view but it takes more than just an opinion to be able to write a review that other people will want to read. Your job as a reviewer is not just to tell your readers if you thought a book, play or […]

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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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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 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 21st, 2014 | Blog, Short Stories, Tips | Tags:

David Chapple shares his top five short story writing tips: 1. For me plot is usually just an excuse to push a character around. If you develop a good, three dimensional character the plot often writes itself. 2. A character doesn’t have to be sympathetic to be engaging. If they […]

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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 13th, 2013 | Blog, Emerging writers, Insights, Tips | Tags:

By Simon Collinson You’re a young writer. You have ideas and ambition, and even a few pieces of writing sitting in a drawer, but no idea where to send them. Sound familiar? Getting work published is a dilemma for writers of every age, but is particularly severe for younger writers […]

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November 7th, 2013 | Blog, Comedy, Insights, Tips | Tags:

By Piri Eddy  As the saying goes, ‘Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.’ But for most of us, our lives don’t consist of car chases and explosions, or thrilling plot twists and tensely built narratives. Heck, most of us don’t even split our pants down the middle bending over for […]

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