Book Review / The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code by Judith Hoare
By Katrina Tite
“In the retelling of Weekes’ narrative, Hoare has written more than a biography. She delves deeply into the forebears of modern psychology… In bringing this story to light, Hoare has ensured Dr Weekes’ legacy as a pioneer in the treatment of nervous illness is duly recognised.” – Katrina Tite reviews The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code by Judith Hoare.
Writers On Writing / What makes a character round? With Anthony Macris
We spoke with one of Australia’s leading teachers of creative writing, Anthony Macris, about the fundamentals of writing characters, ahead of his workshop at Writing NSW, Creating Dynamic Characters, on Saturday 23 November.
Writers On Writing / ‘Authors need to go where their readers are,’ Kristyn M. Levis on why authors need an online platform
By Claire Thompson
We spoke with author and marketing specialist, Kristyn M. Levis about the importance of authors having an online platform, ahead of her seminar at Writing NSW, Create Your Online Author Platform, on Wednesday 13 November.
Book Review / Here Until August by Josephine Rowe
By Izabella Antoniou
“Rowe’s work revels in the lyrical beauty of ordinary, minute details – bringing a romantic edge to the moments of our lives we may not recognise as significant.” – Izabella Antoniou reviews Here Until August by Josephine Rowe.
Writers On Writing / Flexibility and security: why the freelance life beats any office job, with Bianca Nogrady
By Claire Thompson
We spoke with freelance science journalist Bianca Nogrady about why she loves freelance writing ahead of her workshop, How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer on Saturday 9 November at Writing NSW.
Book Review / The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassah
By Jan Allerton
“Although set predominantly within migrant communities, these characters and emotions could be true of many longer-term citizens. The cover image writes its own summary: suburbia, working class, blinds lowered over privacy and secret pain.” – Jan Allerton reviews The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassah