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

Margret Atwood is writing a graphic novel, writing rituals and why they work, tips on how to get to know your characters and the intricacies of naming them well, and the book Worst Words by Don Watson. PLUS: our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, we look back at the best of 2015, and the Summer Reading Club Lost Worlds competitions. See you in 2016!

 



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep090.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm AEDT

Do you mourn the loss of a character? How to write a killer elevator pitch for your book, 10 over-writing traps to avoid, tell us your 2016 writing goal, and how to enter our “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway. Also: tips on pitching to a blogger, and meet Writer in Residence epic fantasy novelist Mitchell Hogan, author of “Blood of Innocents”. Plus: a free screenwriting app from Amazon, what to do when agents aren’t taking on new authors, and more.



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

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AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am AEDT

Why publishers are giving million dollar advances to debut novelists. Should you write for love or money? Book hotels are now a THING. Also: why a female author wanted a male voice actor to narrate her books. WIN a copy of "The Man With the Golden Typewriter" by Fergus Fleming. Plus: great books about writing, Writer in Residence Ellie Marney, vehicle log app, advice on splitting your personal brand, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep088.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am AEDT

Congrats to our presenter Judith Rossell for making the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist. Allison Tait’s “The Mapmaker Chronicles 2: Prisoner of the Black Hawk” is one of the best middle grade books for 2015! Also: would you want to write a novel in a castle? Why you need a professional book cover for your self-published book, phrases to cut from your writing, patience for writers, and the death of the mummy blog. Plus: Writer-in-Residence Drew Chapman, the app “Tape a Call” to record your phone calls (perfect for journalists!), how to approach writing a trilogy, and more!



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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep087.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm AEDT

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