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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.

The First Time The First Time Podcast

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    • 4.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Kate and Katherine catch up + FEATURED BOOK Red (Felicity McLean)

    Kate and Katherine catch up + FEATURED BOOK Red (Felicity McLean)

    This episode Kate and Katherine talk covid (ugh, again), retreat/workshop envy and what they're reading / watching / listening to.   

    The Featured Book segment is brought to you by Harper Collins Australia and we talk to award winning writer and journalist Felicity McLean about her new book Red.  




    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 Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 41 min
    Masters Series: Andy Griffiths on writing for children, collaboration and how much anarchy is the right amount of anarchy

    Masters Series: Andy Griffiths on writing for children, collaboration and how much anarchy is the right amount of anarchy

    This episode Katherine talks with internationally best selling award winning author Andy Griffiths about writing for children, his long time collaboration with illustrator Terry Denton and what the perfect % of anarchy is within a story. 

    Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's best known children's authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997. In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 52-Storey Treehouse in 2015.

    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 Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 46 min
    Kate and Katherine catch up + FEATURED BOOK The Natural History of Love (Caroline Petit)

    Kate and Katherine catch up + FEATURED BOOK The Natural History of Love (Caroline Petit)

    This episode Kate and Katherine catch up and talk about all the stuff, including Alice Walker's journals, Jennifer Egan's new novel The Candy House, Sentimental Garbage podcast (again) and The Writers Room podcast, (not the Charlotte Wood one [also excellent] the one that's about the writing of the TV series And Just Like That.)  




    The Featured Book segment is brought to you by Affirm Press and we talk to author Caroline Petit about her new book The Natural History of Love. 




    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 Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 38 min
    The Second Time - A Wheeler Centre Live Event

    The Second Time - A Wheeler Centre Live Event

    This is a special live podcast, recorded at the Wheeler Centre in April
    2022. Kate and Katherine interview fellow second time authors Yumna Kassab and
    Robert Lukins about the joys and anxieties inherent in the writing and
    publishing process.




    This event was presented as part of Mic Drops, a Wheeler
    Centre original series celebrating all things audible that brings together
    podcasting’s best and brightest to share their thoughts and insights on the art
    (and business) of listening.




    The bookseller for this event was The Hill of Content bookshop.

    • 59 min
    Masters Series: Bernadette Brennan

    Masters Series: Bernadette Brennan

    Kate speaks with literary critic, academic and research, Bernadette Brennan. Among many publications, Brennan has published an award winning literary biography of Helen Garner - A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work -  and most recently Leaping Into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears. They discuss research in literary archives, the ives of Garner and Mears, the state of literary criticism in Australia and what Brennan has learned as a judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

    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 Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Katherine and Kate (covid) catch up + FEATURED BOOK: Meshi (Katherine Tamiko Arguile)

    Katherine and Kate (covid) catch up + FEATURED BOOK: Meshi (Katherine Tamiko Arguile)

    This episode Katherine sympathises with Kate about her covid cancellations and they talk the history of efficiency, books they are loving and an iso-worthy list of binge watching recommendations.

    The Featured Book segment is brought to you by Affirm Press and we talk to author Katherine Tamiko Arguile about new book Meshi: A personal history of Japanese food.  
     
    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 Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

    • 51 min

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