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A podcast about the first time you...publish a book.

One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline.

The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre.

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A podcast about the first time you...publish a book.

One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline.

The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre.

    Finale! (for now)

    Finale! (for now)

    It's the end of season four!  We're looking back on the year that was, with best reads, best listens, best watches... Best everything basically.

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).




    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Four via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 45 min
    Helen Garner on noticing, marriage & the sublime.

    Helen Garner on noticing, marriage & the sublime.

    For our final interview of Season 4, Kate speaks to the woman herself - lit world legend, Helen Garner. They discuss diaries, editing, triangles, criticism, marriage, motherhood, sublime joy and how Garner pulled together her most recent, explosive volume of diaries - How to End a Story. It's a warm and clever and wonderful conversation and Kate just manages to hold her fangirling in.

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).




    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Four via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction and Devotion

    Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction and Devotion

    Kate speaks to acclaimed novelist, lit journal co-founder and now screenwriter, Hannah Kent. They discuss the importance of lit communities, second book wobbles, making boundaries and why Kent is no longer wedded to the historical archive. Absolutely no spoilers re Kent's latest novel DEVOTION, but definitely excellent advice and writerly wisdom.

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).




    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Four via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 55 min
    Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

    Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

    Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again) and they take a moment to reflect on the last eighteen months and how the hell they are going to get their writing routines back on track. Some recommendations, events and general giddiness are Katherine's upcoming NEW RELEASE!!! 
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).

    • 42 min
    Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

    Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

    Katherine speaks to author Garry Disher. Garry is the author of more than 50 books across multiple genres including crime thrillers, general/literary novels and fiction for children and teenagers. They discuss how he researches his novels, perseverance, and how you need to write with a blue pen in order for the magic to happen.

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).




    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Four via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 33 min
    Madeleine Ryan on intuition, labels and Tarot

    Madeleine Ryan on intuition, labels and Tarot

    Katherine speaks to writer and author, Madeleine Ryan. They discuss Ryan's first novel A Room Called Earth, intuition, labels and Tarot. 

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod).




    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Four via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 42 min

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