Writers On Writing / Leonie Tyle on what makes a great children’s book
‘…writing must have something to say in a clear and heartfelt way. It should delight and challenge’ We chatted to publisher and editor Leonie Tyle on her many lives in the literary sector, and what draws her to a children’s book manuscript.
Writers On Writing / Writing subtle conflict with Cate Kennedy
‘I love pieces of writing by various authors which create these small, significant, suspenseful moments where the reader can see exactly what the stakes are, because characters are revealing those stakes under pressure.’ We asked award-winning author Cate Kennedy to tell us her what it is about conflict in writing that appeals to her, and which writers she loves reading.
Writers On Writing / Benjamin Law recommends his favourite pieces of narrative journalism
Clear your schedule. Make a pot of tea. Plump your couch pillows, and settle in for some quality long-form journalism as recommended by writer, author and broadcaster Benjamin Law. Ben’s online course, Writing Narrative Journalism, starts 23 September.
Writers On Writing / Inga Simpson recommends her favourite nature reads
‘My ‘starter pack’ for those aspiring to write about the natural world would include…’
Award-winning writer and author Inga Simpson has made a list of her favourite pieces of writing about the natural world, ahead of her online course, Nature Writing, starting 2 September.
Feature Articles / Kirsten Krauth on the fierce fiction of Andrew McGahan
By Kirsten Krauth
‘Like Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, Praise was like a self-help manual for the times. McGahan’s voice became one you could trust. He seemed to have been- there done-that. All laced with a sharp tang of humour.’ Writer, editor and journalist Kirsten Krauth reflects on the writing of celebrated Australian author Andrew McGahan.