Writers On Writing / Question of the Month: So, I’ve Written 80,000 Words. Now What?
You may have thought all the hard work was over: goodbye to those nights slaving over plot lines and tweaking dialogue, farewell to those days building up to penning the final page, the final paragraph, the final sentence. Once it’s done, it’s done, right? Well… not really. Now comes the searching for a publisher, the […]
Writers On Writing / Question of the Month: I’m a Writer – Do I Have To Be Online?
Each month we aim to bring you a question which tackles some of the Big Questions in the world of writing. This month, we’re trying to show you why the answer to the question above is an emphatic Yes. (Unless you really, really don’t want to.) Having an online presence can take a few forms. […]
Writers On Writing / The Art of Revision: Pulling Back and Diving Deep with Laurel Cohn
Editor Laurel Cohn shares her thoughts on the art of revision. Successful authors often note that the art of a good book lies in the revision process. Getting your story down (whether fiction or non-fiction) is a great achievement, but the real work begins with rewriting. And rewriting. And more rewriting. I don’t mean to […]
Writers On Writing / Question of the Month: How Do I Get Published?
Each month we aim to bring you a question which tackles some of the Big Questions in the world of writing. This month, we’re focusing on how to get published. This is the number one question we get asked, and like all Big Questions, it doesn’t have an easy answer. Hopefully we can point you […]
Writers On Writing / Short Stories: What A Publisher Thinks
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous Meredith Curnow, the Knopf Vintage Publisher at Random House Australia. Looking after both fiction and non-fiction, her list of writers is a veritable “who’s who” of Australian literature, including Patrick White, Frank Moorhouse, David Malouf, Tom Keneally, Gail Jones, Nick Earls, Kate Forsyth […]