Welcome to our community of writers
FUNDING NEWS: Writing NSW lost its ongoing state government funding at the end of 2020, as part of a decision to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature. While we have now been granted operational funding for 2021, the battle to have our multi-year funding reinstated continues. You can read an update and find out how to let the government know your views here.
Online: First Friday Club with Lena Nahlous
First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This September, we invite you to our online event with Lena Nahlous, executive director of Diversity Arts. Over the last 20 years, Lena has championed opportunities for culturally diverse artists. […]
Feature Articles / Eleanor Limprecht on cultivating resilience by protecting vulnerability
By Eleanor Limprecht
The resilience is the container, really, for my vulnerability – the egg carton holding the fragile shells. Inside the shell of my skin, my brain is the white, the yolk my yellow heart, quivering in gooey jelly.
Writers On Writing / RWR McDonald on Story Through Character and Dialogue
“I like to write myself into the story and get to know characters through their interaction with each other. Dialogue is hugely important for me to discover who they are, their relationship to each other, and that wonderful thing of what is not said, or what they actually think.”
Each month we shine our spotlight on a member of the Writing NSW community to learn more about their writing journey, achievements and inspirations.
Spotlight On / James McKenzie Watson
“Lean into the emotion. By their nature, psychological thrillers (and psychological dramas, which I feel better describes my writing!) turn on internal conflict, and so it follows that gripping and plausible internal drama maximises their effectiveness.”