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

Vote for your favourite Australian author, hear about the latest plagiarism scandal, and discover the worst words of last year. Get more writing done in 2017 with some useful writing tips. Find out the benefits of Facebook groups to build your author platform. Also meet Jarett Kobek, author of the runaway hit “I Hate the Internet”, get a bot to nag you to do stuff, and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Writing Books for Children and Young Adults at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm AEST

Awesome hacks that will give you more time to write, famous typos from first editions, and discover how to set your writing goals for 2017. Meet Kristel Thornell, author of “On the Blue Train”. Also: why you need to do a social media audit and more!

This episode is brought to you by Inside Publishing: What You Need to Know to Get Published at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

Holiday packing tips for writers, top punctuation mistakes, the science behind reading print books for kids. Our word of the week is “fart”. Discover how you could win a copy of “The Girl On The Train” book and DVD pack. Why you need to bring your personality into your author platform and meet Beatrice Colin, author of “To Capture What We Cannot Keep”.

This episode is brought to you by Copywriting Essentials at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am AEST

Discover how you can use your holidays to prepare for 2017. Do you have bibliophilic tendencies? We think you might! You’ll also meet Mark Tedeschi QC, author of “Murder at Myall Creek”. Plus, we reveal our favourite episodes of 2016 and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

The daily writing habit you need and 8 steps to writing a profile story. Find great gifts for the other book lovers in your life. Discover your chance to win the epic 12 Days of Christmas book pack. Plus, meet young adult author Rachael Craw! We’ll also give you tips on how to transition from journalist to fiction writer, and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm AEST

Get a random emoji writing prompt generator (yes, you read that correctly), and have you heard about this writing award with a difference? You’ll also get hints on how to craft a good love scene, unearth some great gifts for writers, and learn the meaning of concinnity. Plus, why you absolutely need to meet deadlines and be accountable. Meet award-winning author Hannah Kent, discover tools for scheduling your social media and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

Discover 4 huge novels that started in NaNoWriMo and tips from famous authors to help you finally write that book. Stop having a “romantic fantasy” about your life as a writer and find out how you could win a copy of “Pilot: a diary for writers”. Meet rural romance sensation Karly Lane, author of "Third Time Lucky". Also, learn about the Goodreads cataloguing app and let your inner-librarian loose, tips on building your author platform and much more.

This episode is brought to you by Creative Writing Stage 1 at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

Have you been mispronouncing words? Find out with a new book on pronunciation. What are the crossroads you'll face when publishing a novel? And what no one tells you about pages proofs and blurb requests. Discover how you could win a Surface Pro 4! Plus: meet Laura Greaves, author of “Incredible Dog Journeys”. Can you repurpose your old Twitter account for building your author platform, and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm AEST

Discover great resources for children’s writers and seven ways to improve your dialogue. Bookworms rejoice: Kindle Unlimited launches in Australia. Learn how you could win a Surface Pro 4. And meet children’s author, Wendy Orr, who talks about how her book was turned into a Hollywood movie starring Jodie Foster. Also: book marketing trends to avoid and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Writing Picture Books at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm AEST

10 tools you can use to jumpstart your NaNoWriMo novel and draw your own maps with cartography software for fantasy writers. Learn how to tame your emails! Astound your friends by casually dropping “syzygy” into conversations about the upcoming supermoon. Discover how you could with a Surface Pro 4! We talk to “Divergent” author Veronica Roth about her new book “Carve The Mark”. Plus, building your newsletter list and much more!

This episode is brought to you by 2 Hours to Scrivener Power at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm AEST