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.
Writers On Writing / Wai Chim on why we should all be reading YA
We chatted to bestselling author Wai Chim, ahead of her online course Writing YA – Channelling Your Teen Voice, about tackling big themes, what makes a story fit into the YA genre, and some of her favourite reads at the moment.
Writers On Writing / Linda Funnell on seeing potential in a manuscript
We chatted to experienced editor and publisher Linda Funnell, ahead of her course Online Feedback: Manuscript Development, about what she looks for in a great manuscript, what makes a good relationship between a writer and their editor, and what she’s reading at the moment.
Writers On Writing / Ryan O’Neill recommends his top short stories
We asked author Ryan O’Neill to recommend a couple of his favourite short stories, ahead of his course Online Feedback: Short Stories, and he responded with some crackers. All stories are available to read online, so you can see what the fuss is about.