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

Amazon has changed its review policy and what you need to know. Should you review other authors’ books? Grammar mistakes to avoid, and how to be creative every day. Discover how you could win a Surface Pro 4! Plus, meet Duncan McNab, author of the true crime story of Roger Rogerson. Find out what lessons Natasha Lester has learned this year as a writer, and much more!

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

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Vanity book awards and why you should think twice before buying one. Mistakes made by newbie authors and things you can learn from Man Booker Prize shortlisted authors. Win a pack of books to regift for Christmas (or keep all to yourself). Meet songwriter and novelist Holly Throsby. Plus: the Get Pocket app which makes saving things for later a whole lot easier, and much more!

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

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Discover famous writers who had totally unrelated day jobs. Get yourself ready for NaNoWriMo success, and how to say “YES” to your writing career. Valerie digs up the origins of the word “dinosaur”. Meet actor, children’s book writer and illustrator Richard Roxburgh, 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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am AEST

Discover celebrities reading audiobooks, why you should write a “zero draft”, and how to sell 100 million copies of your book. Find out how Australian crime writer Candice Fox ended up co-writing with James Patterson. Meet Giuseppe Poli, IT guy by day, children’s book illustrator by night. Plus, how to recover after receiving some bad feedback, and much more.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep129.mp3
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Discover if you can turn your short story into a novel and how to write when life is nuts. Tips for setting yourself up as a full-time writer. Your chance to win a graphic novel pack. Meet Katherine Johnson, author of “The Better Son”. Learn the number one tip for building your author platform, and much more.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm AEST

Discover why John Green might not write another book and get tips on how to write better dialogue. Do you know what writers really earn? Also: how do you know when your writing is “good enough”? Meet author Jay Kristoff. Plus: a serialised publishing website, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am AEST

The main factors that stop readers from finishing books. Effective strategies for surviving working alone. How to avoid being sued when writing your memoir. Finding good words for body parts. Impress your friends with the word "ineffable". Meet memoirist Toni Tapp Coutts, how to be interviewed as a writer, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm AEST

Can you be a successful freelance writer with a pen name? Submission tips from Curtis Brown agents; Discover which six of Roald Dahl’s words are now in the dictionary and find out what's happening in Allison Tait's world. Meet science writer Sarah Keenihan. Plus: the one marketing move authors get wrong, and much more.

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm AEST

Discover the biggest mistake writers make when applying for jobs and 5 common plotting errors. What happens when a client wants you to deliver more than what was agreed on? Moleskin have opened a Moleskine café! Win a copy of "Rebellious Daughters" and learn the meaning behind antediluvian. Meet debut novelist Nathan Besser, author of “Man in the Corner”, who shows that you should never give up. Plus: find out what works for your author platform, and much more!

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Direct download: SYWTBAW_Ep124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

Gawker is closing down, discover why you’ll never finish your novel and how to write a memoir about a painful experience. Meet Louise Doughty, author of “Black Water”. Plus: writing tools for authors, great content marketing examples for author blogs, and much more.

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