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

Breathe magazine launches and Yen mag closes. Discover some great tips on how to write historical fiction and learn a neat trick for dealing with research for multiple articles. Meet the dynamic and engaging David Crystal, author of ‘Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar’. Plus: play with the 'One Word' app, find out what your minimum author online presence should be and much more!  | Find the show notes at https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/ep-152/ | Email Valerie and Allison at podcast@writerscentre.com.au | Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.com

Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm AEST

In this minisode: Debbi wants to know when she can call herself a writer, and Holly queries whether she should pitch her stand alone novel as part of a potential series.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

Discover tips for writing great dialogue, why learning about your craft is vital (even for writing veterans), and how whiteboard planning can help your creative writing. Shoutout to AWC graduate Penelope Janu who landed a two-book deal. Learn the meaning of meretricious and meet author and illustrator Tania McCartney. Plus, why sharing other people's stuff is good for your author platform, and much more! | Find the show notes at http://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/ep-150/ | Email Valerie and Allison at podcast@writerscentre.com.au | Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm AEST

In this minisode: Layne wants to know about how to write stories with different timelines. And Bohdi asks whether he should write under different pen names for different genres.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am AEST

How to research your genre (and why you should), the counter-intuitive benefits of scheduling your writing, and fortune cookie writer gets writer’s block! Discover how you could win an animal lovers’ book pack. Valerie’s word of the week is ‘petrichor’! You’ll meet Vanessa Carnevale, author of ‘The Florentine Bridge’. Plus: why you should stay within your comfort zone when building your author platform and much more!

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

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

In this minisode: Andrew wants to know how Allison approached her world building and which rugby league teams we support! And we discuss a writer’s dilemma on someone who may have stolen her story.

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Discover how to become an insanely good writer, the life-changing magic of tidying up your writing, and learn the meaning of the word "paraph". You’ll meet Nicole Hayes, author of ‘A Shadow’s Breath’, find out how to do a structural edit, 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_Ep146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am AEST

In this minisode: Bill wants to write and create social media platforms under a pen name. Simone asks about different publishing options for her parenting book.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep145.mp3
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Find out 5 things you can learn by writing every day and 7 steps to help you write your novel. You’ll meet children’s author and standup comedian Oliver Phommavanh. Plus, discover why your author newsletter is so important and much more!

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

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm AEST

In this minisode: Anna asks whether her smutty fiction past will help or harm her prospects. And we answer a question about whether different types of writing income (book writing and copywriting) can go into the same bank account.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am AEST