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 / 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 / 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 / Vanessa Berry on capturing a sense of place in writing
‘When I write about a place, I make sure to observe it as closely as possible: spending time there, observing, talking to people, taking notice of the environment visually and sonically, considering its topography, and generally paying deep attention to it. This gives me clues for what I can research further, in archives, to build a portrait of a place through time.’