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

Book 2 of Allison Tait’s The Mapmaker Chronicles is shortlisted for the Aurealis Award, punctuation in famous novels and a poem that shows how tricky English can be. Would you write differently if you were anonymous? Also: what NOT to do when you start a novel, the book “Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographic Curiosities” by Keith Houston and meet thriller author Adrian McKinty. Plus: an interesting storytelling app, and more.

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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep097.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm AEST

What was left out of Seven Little Australians, the life of a Hallmark card writer, fewer vs less, and how to write a fab press release. Also check out the the book “Wordburger: How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites” by David Astle and meet author Hazel Edwards. Plus: become a word-nerd like Valerie by browsing the Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm AEST

The number one problem with backstory and how to fix it, old English insults, and writing tips from the indomitable Chuck Palahniuk. Plus: 10 questions to ask yourself before launching your author website, the 100 best websites for writers, and how to win a copy of The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky. Also: meet novelist Tim Baker on his blog tour of his book Fever City, learn how to motivate yourself to edit and rewrite, and more!

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Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep095.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm AEST

Go inside the world of things that look like books but aren’t, writing in a foreign language, a re-usable notebook, how to avoid distractions from writing, and meet slayer of weasel words Don Watson. Also: an app that distills non-fiction works into short reads, giving you the main concepts of an entire book in 15 minutes, how to equip yourself to be interviewed as an author, win a signed copy of Withering-by-Sea” by Judith Rossell, and more! Show notes

Email us: podcast@writerscentre.com.au

WritersCentre.com.au
AllisonTait.com
ValerieKhoo.com

 

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm AEST

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