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

Australian self-publishing success Beau Taplin, a vending machine that dispenses short stories, how to write your author bio, super prolific author caught in a plagiarism scandal, and the book “Content Inc.” by Joe Pulizzi. Also: how Candice Fox writes two books at once and keeps them distinct, how to DIY book publicity with uber-publicist Emma Noble, the writing app Novlr (free until the end of November), how much should you charge as a copywriter, Allison Tait’s latest book “Breath of the Dragon”, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm AEDT

Why reading a Kindle is different from reading a physical book, the strange phenomenon of bestselling colouring books for adults, mistakes new screenwriters make, how to pick one idea for NaNoWriMo when you have too many, and the perils of writing the confessional personal essay. Writer in Residence is freelance corporate writer Kate Hennessy. Also: an app to easily book people into your calendar, how to break into the world of travel writing, and more.



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm AEDT

Australian women authors are making tech work for them, win a $4000 writing scholarship, changing careers to become a writer, Girlfriend and Total Girl magazines are merging, apply your feature writing skills to fiction. Writer in Residence picture book author Danny Parker. Resources to discover what agents really think, listener question: “Should I use a pen name?”, and more!



Show notes

Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am AEDT

One Direction releases a children’s book (say what?), how to use author events to grow your fan base and sell more books, why dads reading to kids is important, things to think about when co-authoring a book, it’s time to begin prepping for NaNoWriMo (eek!), and starting a blog. Our Writer in Residence this week is Mary-Rose MacColl, who has just released her fifth book “Swimming Home”. Also: how Trello can make blogging easier, how to find out if a publication pays before you pitch, and more!



Show notes

Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm AEDT

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