26 episodes

Conversations with women about writing. Hosted by Adele Walsh and Kelly Gardiner.

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Conversations with women about writing. Hosted by Adele Walsh and Kelly Gardiner.

    26: On characters: Sarah Dollard and Lili Wilkinson

    26: On characters: Sarah Dollard and Lili Wilkinson

    We talk to two long time friends, Sarah Dollard and Lili Wilkinson, on how they approach writing character for the screen and on the page. We hear them discuss how they met, their approach to writing characters (even if they're not human), and what makes for a great hero or villian.

    • 54 min
    25: On sisters: Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

    25: On sisters: Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

    We talk to two best-selling authors, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell, both prolific writers of women's stories, who happen to be sisters.  What's it like, growing up in a family of writers? Which literary or fictional sisters influenced them? What stories shaped them?

    • 59 min
    24: On world building: Amie Kaufman & C.S. Pacat

    24: On world building: Amie Kaufman & C.S. Pacat

    We talk to two writers who have made their mark with stories full of adventure, high stakes and nuanced word building: Amie Kaufman and C.S. Pacat. We asked them to dig into their inspiration, process, research, and how they surprise their readers.
    #writing #research #JKRowling #JRRTolkien #sensoryresearch #worldbuilding #process #AnneMcCaffrey #fantasy #scifi #speculativefiction

    • 57 min
    23: On collaboration: Ana Kokkinos & Mira Robertson

    23: On collaboration: Ana Kokkinos & Mira Robertson

    We talk to two women who make up a productive creative partnership: Mira Robertson, screenwriter, script editor, and now novelist; and Ana Kokkinos, film and television director and screenwriter. They have collaborated with each other, with other screenwriters, adapted novels and plays, and worked on their own projects. So we asked them about writing in collaboration, and in solitude.

    • 59 min
    22: On murder: Kerry Greenwood, Vikki Petraitis & Lindy Cameron

    22: On murder: Kerry Greenwood, Vikki Petraitis & Lindy Cameron

    Three queens of crime fiction and fact tell us why crime writing is so popular, how they research and write fiction and true crime, and we get an insight into one of the genre's favourite characters: Miss Phryne Fisher. #podcast #true crime #crime #mystery #writing #reading

    • 59 min
    21: On academia: Roundtable discussion

    21: On academia: Roundtable discussion

    What makes good academic writing? We talk to five women from different disciplines who all write and read academic articles, papers, books and essays – and teach students how to write for academia. With guests Wernmei Yong Ade (Singapore), Deirdre Byrne (South Africa), Serena Petrella (Canada), Chantelle Gray van Heerden (South Africa) and Marianne Schleicher (Denmark).

    • 57 min

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