So You Want To Be A Writer with Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait: Australian Writers' Centre podcast

What writers should’t do on social media, a typewriter that pours beer (instant writing reward!), protecting your freelance identity, how to capture someone else’s voice and be a kick-butt ghostwriter, fashion bloggers are now powerful, the new book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, Writer in Residence Robert Hoge, author of the memoir “Ugly”, an app that translates between US and UK English, how to beat writers’ block, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm AEST

Valerie reads 270 short stories, book 3 of Allison Tait’s “The Mapmaker Chronicles”, Bauer Media shutting down Zoo Weekly magazine, what skills a Vogue editor needs, do you agree with brand journalism? Faulty freelance writer assumptions, how to fit freelance writing around a full-time job, kidlit blogger Tara Lazar, Writer in Residence Kevin Kwan, author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “China Rich Girlfriend”, and team work and productivity app Asana. Also: how do you know when you’ve done enough research for your article?



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am AEST

What literary agents want to see before signing you, ten cool tech tools for writers, grammar mistakes you want to avoid, beware of vanity publishers, and some of the best advice from writing veteran Stephen King. Meet food critic and Writer in Residence Larissa Dubecki, author of the hilarious memoir “Prick with a Fork”, find out how long it takes to write an article, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am AEST

Australia’s podcasting boom, 51 words you might be mispronouncing, freelancing mistakes newbies make, the book “Woe is I” by Patricia O’Conner, a magazine for cats by cats (yes, you read that correctly), Writer in Residence Stephanie Clifford, author of “Everybody Rise”, a one-word writing prompt app, how to write when you’re sick, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am AEST

Tourists pay to run a Scottish bookshop for a week, who exactly is an “emerging” writer, manspreading, fur baby, and other terms that have made it into the Oxford Dictionary, the ballpoint pen’s role in the demise of cursive handwriting, revisiting The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, do writers need self-belief or self-discipline? Five Aussie author blogs to watch, Writer in Residence Tony Cavanaugh, how to dictate to your phone, tips for finding beta readers, and more!



Show notes

Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm AEST

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