18 episodes

Hello! Welcome to Writing From Square One: the podcast for those who want to write, but don't know where to start, with Sofia Marie and Georgia Cabelle. We talk all things that come before you get published - from finding your writing community, to motivation, holding yourself accountable and growing brave enough to share your work with others. Georgia is an historical fiction writer based in Perth, Western Australia, who recently completed her 140,000+ word first draft in 8 months. She is an Australian Writers Centre alumni and regularly attends writing groups, workshops and writing festivals. Sofia is the Coordinator of the KSP Writer's Centre in Perth Hills, where this podcast is recorded. She won NaNoWrimo in 2022, writing 50,000 words of her horror-themed novel in a single month; she is also starting her Masters in Creative Writing in 2023. This podcast is proudly supported by Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre. Find us on our Instagram profiles at @sofiamarie_writer and @georgiacabelle_author.

Writing From Square One Georgia Cabelle & Sofia Marie

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Hello! Welcome to Writing From Square One: the podcast for those who want to write, but don't know where to start, with Sofia Marie and Georgia Cabelle. We talk all things that come before you get published - from finding your writing community, to motivation, holding yourself accountable and growing brave enough to share your work with others. Georgia is an historical fiction writer based in Perth, Western Australia, who recently completed her 140,000+ word first draft in 8 months. She is an Australian Writers Centre alumni and regularly attends writing groups, workshops and writing festivals. Sofia is the Coordinator of the KSP Writer's Centre in Perth Hills, where this podcast is recorded. She won NaNoWrimo in 2022, writing 50,000 words of her horror-themed novel in a single month; she is also starting her Masters in Creative Writing in 2023. This podcast is proudly supported by Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre. Find us on our Instagram profiles at @sofiamarie_writer and @georgiacabelle_author.

    Christmas Wrap-Up - season 2 FINAL episode!

    Christmas Wrap-Up - season 2 FINAL episode!

    In the season finale of Writing from Square One 2, Sofia and Georgia give a run down of their accomplishments over the year, with an emphasis on celebrating both the big and little things, and comparing where you were a year ago to now. They also discuss their plans for next year - including plans for the podcast - and what special Christmas traditions they'll be partaking in this festive season!
    Huge thank you to everyone who has listened to even a minute of this podcast, without you it wouldn't mean a fraction of what it does to us. We also deeply hope that you've learned or discovered something about your writing and yourselves. We will be back in 2024 for a third season, so see you in the new year. Have a fun and safe Christmas break!
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 26 min
    What Comes After Book One - with David Allan-Petale!

    What Comes After Book One - with David Allan-Petale!

    Georgia and Sofia welcome another fabulous guest for episode 7 of Writing from Square One season 2: Boorloo (Perth)-based author David Allan-Petale! David published his debut novel, Locust Summer (Fremantle Press) in 2021 and is here to talk all about the tricky balance of creativity, work, family and the always-anticipated, sometimes-dreaded, book two. He graciously discusses his journey post-publication, the uncertainty that comes afterward and what he does to keep himself grounded. This is another episode that gets raw and real, and we are so grateful to have had David join us on our podcast.

    If you would like to support or follow David, you can find him on Instagram @davidallanpetale and on Facebook as David Allan-Petale - Author. You can also join Libby Book Club for WA on Facebook to tune in to David's talks with  authors discussing their newest releases!
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 43 min
    Which Do You Prefer?

    Which Do You Prefer?

    Sometimes life gets in the way of writing - and when Sofia and Georgia met up for this episode, it was one of those times. And while word counts may be low, the creativity juices were still high and alive! To scratch their creative itches, the girls have decided to do something special for this episode: a game of "which do you prefer?"

    Writing positions, fonts, first person vs third person, music or no music, the list goes on. This simple episode is designed to keep your creativity flowing even when your time is stretched and you're unable to write - so feel free to play along at home!
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 31 min
    Coming "Clean" through Poetry - with Scott-Patrick Mitchell!

    Coming "Clean" through Poetry - with Scott-Patrick Mitchell!

    In this very special episode, Sofia and Georgia speak to the marvellous Scott-Patrick Mitchell, a Boorloo (Perth)-based poet, writer and mentor, about their poetry collection "Clean," which was shortlisted for both Book of the Year at the 2023 WA Premier's Book Awards and in the poetry category at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. We talk to Scott-Patrick about not only their experience of composing Clean, but what poetry means to them and how writing - and art as a whole - can bring out the beautiful in the darkest of circumstances. Scott-Patrick also shares their personal tips for emerging poets, as well as what's next in their writing journey. Thank you so much to Scott-Patrick for being on the podcast!

    DISCLAIMER: This episode refers to Scott-Patrick's journey of methamphetamine addiction and recovery. If you find this topic triggering, please proceed with caution or skip this episode if needed. If you need help, please reach out to services such as WA's Alcohol and Drug Support Line at 1800 198 024.

    MESSAGE FROM GEORGIA: Towards the end of this episode I mistakingly refer to Scott-Patrick using he/him pronouns - I want to make it clear that Scott-Patrick uses THEY/THEM pronouns, and I apologise to them and listeners for not using them. WFSO is an all-inclusive podcast and guests deserve the right to be referred to by their preferred names and pronouns.
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 50 min
    Dealing with Author Envy

    Dealing with Author Envy

    It's just Georgia and Sofia for this episode, and once again they're getting candid about something that bothers them - and many other authors, writers and artists around the world: envy.
    An extremely human emotion, envy can be very demoralising. Seeing other people succeed while you (supposedly) lag behind is usually a blameless situation, so the blame often comes back on you. Maybe you're not writing enough. Maybe you're not entering enough competitions, submitting to enough agents. Maybe you're just not that good in the first place. Or maybe you're telling yourself these untrue things because you've seen someone else's successes online and are wondering why you're not up there with them. so how do you deal with it? The girls talk in length about their methods of fighting the great green beast, as well as being honest about the things that trigger their own envy.
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 34 min
    All About Self-Publishing - with Nadja Fernandes!

    All About Self-Publishing - with Nadja Fernandes!

    Welcome to episode 3 of season 2! - where Sofia and Georgia welcome special guest, author Nadja Fernandes, to discuss everything to do with self-publishing. You may not know that there is more than one way to be published - and the self-publishing industry is getting more and more accessible as time marches on. Nadja tells the girls about her journey of self-publishing, and why, for her book, First Aid Seamstress, it appealed to her over traditional publishing. In this insightful episode, plenty of conversation ensues about why self-publishing may be the best avenue for some, and what kinds of things are desired out of publishing in general.
    Want to get in contact with us? Please find us on our Intagrams @georgiacabelle_author and @sofiamarie_writer
    KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com

    • 41 min

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