The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

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Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria is running a series of professional development opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over the next year. The first round of bursaries and commissions have been awarded to six applicants.

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When working with industry professionals, be patient, be polite, but don't be a pushover, says Sam Cooney. Ahead of his upcoming workshop, we talked to Sam about how getting published in literary journals can be a great springboard in a writer's journey.

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Your memoir needs to have a reason for being, says Jo Case. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, we talked to Jo about why it is important for a memoir to have a central theme.

I am pleased to announce that Angela Savage has been appointed the new Director of Writers Victoria.

Marie Alafaci

Author and writing specialist Marie Alafaci talks snobbery, workplace communication, and reference guides. 

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Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

As Chair of Writers Victoria, I wanted to write to all our members to keep you informed about our current recruitment process.

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A love poem to Writers Victoria from outgoing Director Kate Larsen...

Here are the 22 recent-release books by Austrlain authors - some are exciting new debuts and some are from award-winning and very well known writers!

Five people will win a set of all 22 books as part of our 2017 Subscriber-thon. They are great mix of literary fiction, non-fiction, short stories, memoir and poetry. To read our Q&A with the author click on the author's name. To read more about the book, click on the book's title.


Today, on one of those wonderful winter summer days, I make my way to meet writer Melanie Cheng at her local library Bargoonga Nganjin in Fitzroy North.

I’m a little early so, after I nab one of the heavily coveted study rooms, I flick through my copy of Melanie’s newly released book, 'Australia Day'.