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Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it.

So You Want To Be A Writer with Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait: Australian Writers' Centre podcast Australian Writers' Centre

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    • 4.7 • 359 Ratings

Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it.

    WRITER 378: Jodi Picoult's 'The Book of Two Ways' [Story Sessions series]

    WRITER 378: Jodi Picoult's 'The Book of Two Ways' [Story Sessions series]

    This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. This is the latest novel from the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper, Small Great Things, Nineteen Minutes, A Spark of Light, and many, many more. Jodi is well-known for tackling big issues and exploring complicated moral topics, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception. This time it's death, motherhood, choices and regrets. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the prologue of this thought-provoking story.

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    • 16 min
    WRITER 377: Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'.

    WRITER 377: Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'.

    Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'. Discover tips on how to share your writing for the first time. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'The Werewolves Who Weren't' by T.C. Shelley to give away.

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    • 57 min
    WRITER 376: Sonya Bates's 'Inheritance of Secrets' [Story Sessions series]

    WRITER 376: Sonya Bates's 'Inheritance of Secrets' [Story Sessions series]

    This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime - and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring. This is the debut novel from Sonya, one of our amazing graduates at the Australian Writers' Centre. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this gripping mystery.

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    • 18 min
    WRITER 375: Meet Jennifer Niven, author of 'Breathless'.

    WRITER 375: Meet Jennifer Niven, author of 'Breathless'.

    Meet Jennifer Niven, author of 'Breathless'. We discuss achieving your essential writing goals for 2021. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'What's it Like to be Chased by a Cassowary?' by Felicity Lewis to give away. 

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    • 51 min
    WRITER 374: Tea Cooper's 'The Cartographer's Secret' [Story Sessions series]

    WRITER 374: Tea Cooper's 'The Cartographer's Secret' [Story Sessions series]

    This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper. Follow Letitia Rawlings on her quest in 1911's Hunter Valley to heal a family rift. An intricately illustrated map offers a clue to the fate of her long-lost aunt. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this mesmerising historical mystery.

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    • 25 min
    WRITER 373: Meet Benjamin Stevenson, author of 'Either Side of Midnight'.

    WRITER 373: Meet Benjamin Stevenson, author of 'Either Side of Midnight'.

    Meet Benjamin Stevenson, author of 'Either Side of Midnight'. Valerie and Allison take a look at the words of the year! Plus, there are 10x double passes to 'The Dry' to win, courtesy of Roadshow Films.

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
359 Ratings

359 Ratings

JennaPretzel ,

Fantastic podcast

Such a fantastic podcast for writers. Every episode I learn something useful in regards to writing practices, things to consider when planning and writing a book, and also what to expect from the publishing industry. I get more out of these podcasts than I do my creative writing classes at uni.

NyPie13 ,

The interviews are good

Alright, so the actual INTERVIEWS are really good, and I enjoy them. But the lead ups? They go for half an hour of just those two woman chatting on about their personal lives, and it is not interesting AT ALL. I recommend skipping straight to the good interviews.

Gobbledefunk22222 ,

Fabulous podcast

I’ve been binging on this the past few months and it is one of my favourite podcasts. I run my own book review blog, The Book Muse and have been trying to apply some of the advice to that and my other writing. It is one of the best podcasts. I’m Team Chocolate and I love the Word of the Week. I hope I can finish this before the end of the year.

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