66 episodes

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.

    68: Conversations with Friends #8: Sally Piper and Shady Cosgrove

    68: Conversations with Friends #8: Sally Piper and Shady Cosgrove

    This episode of Conversations with Friends with with authors Sally Piper and Shady Cosgrove. 
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
    The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

    • 44 min
    67: Pitching essays & Krissy Kneen on literary mafia, online events & erotica

    67: Pitching essays & Krissy Kneen on literary mafia, online events & erotica

    It's that time in the 'publication journey' where Kate has to start pitching some loosely book related articles to help with promo. She's determined to do it better this time around and asks Katherine for help.
    Then Kate talks to Brisbane writer and bookseller, Krissy Kneen about lust in the time of coronavirus, her different approaches in writing for screen and the page and why the Brisbane Literary Mafia are the best writing crew.
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
     
    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Three via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    66: Conversations with Friends #7: Sean O'Beirne and Wayne Marshall

    66: Conversations with Friends #7: Sean O'Beirne and Wayne Marshall

    In this episode of #Conversations with Friends, we listen in on authors Sean O'Beirne and Wayne Marshall.  
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
    The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

    • 38 min
    65: Corona catch up and Kay Kerr on #ownvoices, pandemics and the joys of waiting

    65: Corona catch up and Kay Kerr on #ownvoices, pandemics and the joys of waiting

    This week's a coming-out-of-lockdown catchup!  The hosts talk covers (THE MOTHER FAULT IS BEAUTIFUL!), Space Stations and what is Tik Tok?   
    Then Katherine talks to #ownvoices YA author Kay Kerr. 
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
     
    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Three via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!

    • 40 min
    64: Conversations with Friends #6: Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett

    64: Conversations with Friends #6: Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett

    In this episode of #Conversations with Friends, we listen in on multi-award winning and best selling authors Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett.
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
    The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

    • 55 min
    63: Engaging with readers & Anita Heiss on storytelling, schedules and social media

    63: Engaging with readers & Anita Heiss on storytelling, schedules and social media

    What's the best way to engage with your readers, once your book is out in the world? Are there rules? or just expectations? What are the best moments for authors, and for readers? We chat about how we'll approach chatting with readers this time around.
    Then Kate talks to award winning and best selling author, Dr Anita Heiss.
    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!
     
    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.
     
    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Three via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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