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

The worst ways to begin your novel and other advice for authors. Discover how to turn your “off” writing days into “on” days and how to refill your creative well. Plus how a “mommy blog” ruined the blogger’s life. You’ll learn our word of the week: “avuncular” and how to keep up with multiple social media platforms. Our Writer in Residence is author of “The Paper House”, Anna Spargo-Ryan.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am AEST

Breaking up with your novel, what to look for in a writers' group, bogus writing rules you should ignore, and tax tips for writers who hate maths. Plus: discover the meaning of "stultify" and meet author Sue Whiting. Also: how to use other people's Instagrams to build your author platform.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm AEST

The benefits of writing longhand and famous writers and their first word processor (can you remember yours?). Discover what “peripatetic” means and meet publishing doyenne Marina Go, author of “Break Through: 20 Success Strategies For Female Leaders”. Check out Litsy, the new social media app for book lovers, find out why you need a decent photo as an author, and more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm AEST

Beware where you send your manuscript. Do skinny pretty writers get more book deals? Discover writing tips from bestselling YA authors, how to speed up your writing, and what “feckless” mean. Plus: a blog for teen writers and meet Sonya Voumard, author of “The Media and the Massacre”. Hear tips for juggling parenthood and earning a regular income from writing, and much more. Show notes

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm AEST

How author of "The Girl on the Train", Paula Hawkins, took fourbooks before she really found her voice, how to read a publicationto find out what the editors are looking for, and meet the lawyerwho wrote bestselling books on his daily commute. Plus: get anentire book on a poster, learn about the crazy proposals of theProductivity Commission and how this impacts you. Discover what a "logophile" is and how to get traction on social media. MeetNatasha Lester, author of "A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald".

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm AEST

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