On Writing

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

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Fiction, creative non-fiction - whatever it is you write, once you've found your unique voice, there'll be no holding you back. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, Lee Kofman, author of memoir ‘The Dangerous Bride’ spoke with Writers Victoria intern, Michelle McLaren about getting in touch with your voice as a writer.

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You can't understand the present without thinking about the past, says tutor Sophie Cunnningham. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, we talked to Sophie about finding points of connection with the present, to inform writing about history.

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Ahead of her upcoming workshop, we talked to tutor Kate J Armstrong about her travels and how she's captured them in writing.

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Finding time to write is a choice, says tutor Amanda Apthorpe. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, we talked to Amanda about how to take control of our writing lives.

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You only have one debut novel, says tutor Paul McVeigh. Ahead of his upcoming workshops, we talked to Paul about how to take the pressure off and be prepared for its release.

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Sally Rippin is a prolific author, with the highly popular Billie B Brown series and several novels to her name. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, she shared some of the things she’s learned about children’s writing with Sharona Lin.

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Writing poetry involves a balance of the visceral and cerebral, content and style, says tutor Omar Musa. Ahead of his upcoming workshops, we talked to Omar about what he has learned from ten years of performing poetry.

‘Parting words’ is the much-awaited second novel from writer Cass Moriarty, that asks: how well do we really know our parents? As part of our Subscriberthon series, we talked to Cass about her writing process.

'The Girl From Munich' is Tania Blanchard's debut historical fiction novel. It tells the story of Lotte who grew up indoctrinated, at school and through The League of German Girls, to give her all to the Third Reich. As part of our Subscriberthon series, we talked to Tania about her writing process.

Your latest book follows the tourist-laden vessel Java Ridge as it encounters the asylum seeker boat Takalar off the coast of Indonesia. Takalar is headed for Australia but runs into engine trouble and becomes desperate for help. Did you find 'On the Java Ridge' an emotional book to write?