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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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September 24th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE CHILDREN’S AND YA CREATORS FESTIVAL. ALAA Agents share their top tips for writing children’s books. Brian Cook, The Authors’ Agent: Read Australian books as widely as possible.  You are most likely to get a publishing opportunity in your home market first so […]

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September 14th, 2015 | News | Tags:

Award-winning South Australian author Dr Cath Kenneally has been named as the inaugural Copyright Agency (CAL) J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

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September 3rd, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

As well as the Melbourne Writers’ Festival this past weekend, the First Nations Australia Writing Network’s Annual Conference was held at the Wheeler Centre in the heart of Melbourne. Aboriginal writers from all over the country came together, to collaborate and celebrate ideas for future projects both as a collective […]

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August 12th, 2015 | Latest, News | Tags:

Proudly presented by the City of Salisbury in partnership with the SA Writers Centre the Salisbury Writers’ Festival offers a smorgasbord of local and national talent – some with international reputations. With a number of genres represented, you certainly don’t want to miss out on this year’s Festival. Held over ten […]

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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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June 18th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Megan Sougleris Fear. Like Springsteen said, ‘it can turn our hearts black and fill our souls with devils and dust’. I think at times, it’s easy to become our own worst critic. And with something as intimate as writing, fear can often rule us. Whether it’s finding the motivation […]

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