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May 5th, 2016 | Latest, News, Short Stories | Tags:

May is Short Story Month! Here’s a number of ways that you can immerse yourself in the pleasure of a short story: Vintage shorts released daily. Electric Literature releases a short story a day too. Check out our writing competitions page for upcoming short story comps to enter. Akashic Books […]

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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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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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April 21st, 2015 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

By Tracy Marsh I love printed books. I love the touch, the smell, displaying them in a bookcase and stacked up next to my bed. I love to walk into a bookshop and waste away an hour of my day browsing, reading and eventually buying books! I am a diehard […]

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February 19th, 2015 | Blog, Books, Festivals | Tags:

We were joined by Laura Kroetsch, Director, Adelaide Writers’ Week today as she regaled us with her hot tips of – as writers – who we should pay particular attention to during this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week. We were also fortunate enough to have Laura impart some solid wisdom about […]

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February 17th, 2015 | Media, News, Videos | Tags:

SA Writers Centre’s industry forum during Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2014. “Getting Discovered” featuring Jeff Sparrow, Jane Novak, Julianne Schultz and chaired by Jennifer Mills.

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May 27th, 2014 | Blog | Tags:

By Jennifer Mills There is a good crop of literary journals in Australia at the moment, from stalwarts like Meanjin, the Griffith Review and Overland to newer projects like The Lifted Brow, Stilts, and the Review of Australian Fiction, and many in between. Some, like Voiceworks, have a particular brief […]

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October 30th, 2013 | Blog, Books, Insights, Perfecting the craft, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

By Steve Evans We all form opinions, and more or less continuously. You finish reading a book and ask yourself, would I recommend it, and why? Perhaps you began to realise early on in which direction such thoughts were heading. On the other hand, maybe you got part way through […]

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October 29th, 2013 | Blog, Books, Characters, Perfecting the craft, Writing for Children | Tags:

By Katrina Germein    JOIN KATRINA FOR HER EXAMINING EXCELLENT PICTURE BOOKS WORKSHOP   Dear Katrina, I want to write a picture book but I want to do it my own way. I’ve read that picture books should have repetition and I think repetition is boring. I’ve read that publishers […]

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September 17th, 2013 | Blog, Genre, Guest posts, Insights, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

By Lia Weston As writers, one of the few statements we can probably all agree on is that art is subjective.  There’s wriggle room within that definition, too; you can appreciate (or learn to appreciate in some cases) the work that goes into a particular piece even if you can’t […]

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September 2nd, 2013 | Blog, Books, Industry news, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

Book reviewing is a tricky business. As Kerryn Goldsworthy’s recent extended essay in Australian Book Review shows, knowing what a review’s purpose is (or should be), who it serves (or should serve), what its value is (or should be), are complicated and contested questions. I approach book reviewing with several […]

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