Writers On Writing / Sitting with the germ of a story: storytelling with Steven Amsterdam
“I still remember the kernel for each story I’ve written: a detail from a news item about a flooded town; an article I’d read about menial labour that I took to a futuristic conclusion…”
We interviewed Steven Amsterdam in the lead-up to his Saturday 27 October workshop Generating Sparks: Short Stories.
Writers On Writing / Wizards, dragons, bears and chooks with Lisa Shanahan
Where do captivating ideas for children’s books really come from? How do you make a picture book text work? What does it truly take to write a middle-grade novel that lingers and lasts?
Ahead of Lisa’s course at Writing NSW—Wizards, Dragons, Bears and Chooks: The Joy of Writing for Children—we had a chat with her about writing for kids.
Writers On Writing / The best reasons to self-publish with Joel Naoum
By Joel Naoum
“After all the time you have put into writing your book, it is essential to ensure that it’s presented to readers professionally and attractively.”
We spoke with Joel Naoum about his 7-week self publishing course, at the end of which participants will have a published book for sale online and in print-on-demand formats.
Writers On Writing / Challenging ideas about truth with Jesse Blackadder
“The historical novel isn’t only retelling an old story. It’s a way to challenge ideas about truth, memory, history, and fiction.”
We interviewed author Jesse Blackadder in the lead-up to her workshop Going Down in History: Writing Historical Fiction. Join her on Saturday 22 September to learn how to research and write history to make it come alive.
Writers On Writing / Eliminating Errors with Tony Spencer-Smith
“Grammar and punctuation are generally as natural to us as the air we breathe. They are the way any language works.” Despite the importance of grammar, many people still struggle.
Join Tony Spencer-Smith for his workshop Eliminating Errors on Saturday 22 September to learn what you need to know in order to write well.
Writers On Writing / Writing Suspense with Pamela Cook
“No matter what the genre, a story needs tension. If the reader knows everything up front, there’s no hook, no questions and no reason to read on.”
To learn how to hook your reader and keep them caught, join Pamela Cook in her Saturday 15 September workshop Turn Up The Tension.