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Archived content for the tag ‘writing’

November 1st, 2017 | Emerging writers, Latest, News, Opportunities, SAWC news, Travel | Tags:

The SA Writers Centre is partnering with Varuna, the National Writers’ House to offer a new residency and development fellowship for a young South Australian writer. This opportunity is open to writers, poets and illustrators who are under 35, and are South Australian residents. The week-long residency will take place from Monday 23 […]

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September 20th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Victoria Purman Dialogue: a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or film So, that sounds simple, right? Dialogue is a conversation, with two – or sometimes more – people talking to each other. The aim of dialogue is to move the story […]

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July 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting my sister and her family. My mother and aunt came too, and it was their first time in Thailand. As you can imagine, there was a lot going on. But were there any stories with a clear and […]

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July 6th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Amelia Walker The red post box creaked greedily as I pulled the parcel chute open, placed my yellow envelope inside, then let go, surrendering months and years of love and labour into the darkness of transit, and ultimately, my publisher. Whoosh. The parcel slid against metal and landed, thud, […]

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May 25th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

The Draft Report of the Australian Government Productivity Commission [PC] into Intellectual Property Arrangements was released in April 2016. It contained a number of recommendations on issues affecting writers and the book industry, including on parallel importation restrictions [PIRs] and copyright. The Draft Report covers a wide range of industries, […]

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May 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

Katie Spain joins us as our Writer in Residence and we took her aside to have a quick – but meaningful – Q&A with her. Katie will be hosting The Art of Feature Writing workshop in June. If you were a supermarket item, what would you be and why? Froot […]

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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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April 14th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Emma McEwin Creative non fiction is an exciting genre. I love finding creative and interesting ways to write stories about real people and things. Like the mystery box challenge on Masterchef, your task is to combine a jumble of seemingly unrelated ingredients to make a meaningful dish. The ingredients […]

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January 7th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates There are two types of writers in the world: plotters and pansters (which, for the uninitiated, stands for a person who writes ‘by the seat of their pants’). Apparently. Okay, so no two plotters are exactly alike—and vice versa. That’s why there’s so much fun to be […]

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December 17th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates Being funny on the page is very different to cracking jokes in real life. It’s a skill that can be learned and practiced. You don’t need a natural knack for one liners or comedic timing. Situational humour I think it was Oscar Wilde that once said, humour […]

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November 24th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

When you approach journalists, television and radio producers, bloggers, reviewers and basically anyone that may help promote your book and your writing, you need to have an already prepared promotional kit at the ready to give to them. As the world of media is super fast paced, you need to […]

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November 4th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Rebecca Douglas is the SA Writers Centre’s current Digital Writer In Residence. She’s also an awardwinning Adelaide based writer, having written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Big Issue, and Women’s Agenda, among others. Rebecca had a chat with us about her latest project. Could you briefly explain the project you’ll be working on […]

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October 29th, 2015 | Latest, News | Tags:

On 22 October 2015, we were honoured to have a visit from our oldest member, Gordon, who still reads and writes (short stories and poetry) in his mid nineties. Gordon believes that women should run the world and that marijuana should be legalised. He also left us with this thought, […]

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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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October 28th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Riana Kinlough Have you finished a short story or poem and are ready to send it out into the world? The process of submitting to a magazine or journal can seem long and mystifying. So here are some quick tips to get you started. After you finish writing, editing […]

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