Writers On Writing / Eugen Bacon on how speculative fiction is a reflection of diversity
We chatted to award-winning writer and author Eugen Bacon, ahead of her online course, Writing Speculative Fiction, about the infinite boundaries of the all-encompassing genre, writing hopefully and cynically, and challenging genre, identity and gender stereotypes while you’re at it.
Writers On Writing / Kate Holden recommends her favourite books to inspire
Living abroad, the joys of gardening, diaries, essays and musings on household objects – Kate Holden gives us insight into which books inspire her. Kate’s online course, Writing Memoir, starts Wednesday 28 October. Enrol here.
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.