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

You have written your first draft: now what? Indie magazines are flourishing and reading will help you live longer. We touch on resume writers and reasons why someone will stop reading your novel. Meet AWC graduate Fleur Ferris whose second novel Black has been published by Penguin Random House. Plus: our latest platform building tip and much more.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEDT

What other writers can teach you about writing, why no writing is wasted, Michelle Field’s plagiarism scandal, and the lost art of letter writing. Impress your friends and readers by using inchoate correctly. Meet James Phelps, author of “Australia’s Toughest Prisons: Inmates”. Plus, our latest author platform building tip and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm AEDT

Discover the art of translating foreign language fiction, a competition for children, how to write for magazines, and why we need teacher librarians. Our word of the week is preternatural. You’ll also meet Alan Baxter, author of the dark, weird and fantastic. Plus: we share the basics of what you need on your author platform, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm AEDT

Why you should submit to literary journals and how to give your writing rhythm. Smart ways to publicise your book, how to cope when your freelance writing client dumps you, and tips for surviving a structural edit. Meet L.A. Larkin, author of the new thriller “Devour”. What’s wrong with your author website, should you call yourself an “author” or a “writer”, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm AEDT

Are you writing a hybrid book? Discover the people writing poetry as a service and the predictive text generator writing fan fiction. We dive into the huge self-publishing success of romance writers and share the meaning of ineluctable. Our writer in residence is author John Birmingham. Find out how a literary agency discovered a writer on social media, and much more.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm AEDT

A new documentary on the romance writing industry, scientists discover what causes writer’s block and seven ways to make yourself a better editor. Scrivener fans rejoice: Scrivener is now on iOS. Plus: discover what editors look for on an opening page, and meet Young Adult and Middle Grade author Nova Weetman. A parenting hack for writers with kids, six tips for getting more traffic on your author blog, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am AEDT

A book of tweets from writers who should be working on their novels and a history of wordprocessing. Discover some commonly misused words. We ask why do romance authors get a bad rap? Meet Kimberly McCreight, bestselling author of “The Outliers”. The app Cold Turkey Writer which will not quit until you’re done, like, literally will not quit. Find out if writer regression is a thing and why you need to be working on your NEXT book now.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am AEDT

Five entrepreneurial tips for authors who want to up their game and an English teacher’s hip hop curriculum is encouraging appreciation of literature. Discover the art of video game writing and and some tips on querying agents and publishers. Wow your readers by using “predilection” and “propensity” correctly. Meet author and journalist Jennifer Hansen. Also: have fun with an automatic story generator, figure out which book you should write first, and when less is more on social media.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am AEDT

Discover which author broke through after four flops and the author afraid to listen to her own audiobook. We discuss if cursive writing is now obsolete and more reasons to occasionally write by hand. Impress (or tire) your friends with the meaning of soporific and meet Australian graphic novelist Shane W Smith. Is Livescribe or Microsoft Surface better for writers and are you making these author blog mistakes?

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm AEDT

What was the defining moment that made you become a writer? Find out why women are killing it in crime writing and the reason essay writing services are booming. Impress your friends with the origin of the word "nicotine". Meet bestselling children's author Belinda Murrell. Also: when should you call in a freelance editor and why author manners are important.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm AEDT