On Writing

Writers, editors, agents, publishers and more share their thoughts, experiences and stories.

an autumn leaf in the snow

What does winter conjure for you? Perhaps it’s seeing your breath come out in clouds on cold mornings, or wrestling with an umbrella in the wind. Or perhaps it’s wrestling with your own words – getting them down, polishing them up, making them sing.

This July, Winter School is back, with fourteen writing workshops to keep your creative fires burning.

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Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Jay Kristoff on writing 'LIFEL1K3'

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Writers Victoria member Robert Lukins discusses the writing of his debut novel ‘The Everlasting Sunday’.

Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Jenny Ackland about her new novel ‘Little Gods’.

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Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Roger Averill about his new novel ‘Relatively Famous’

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Barbara Toner discusses writing her twelth book ‘Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband’

If you love reading, chances are you've thought about reviewing books, too. Ahead of her Writers on Wednesday workshop on Book Reviewing, James Cayley asked The Big Issue books editor, Thuy On, what it takes to make it as a professional reviewer.

a portrait of Ryan O'Neill

Ryan O'Neill's latest book, about the lives of imaginary Australian writers, has been described as "a trick, a sham, a gorgeous lie." Ahead of his Short Story masterclass, James Cayley caught up with Ryan to find out why he's drawn short story, why parody works, and why literary writers should have a go at breaking the rules.

Mick McCoy discusses writing his new novel ‘What the Light Reveals’