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Join us every fortnight as we interview recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience.

Join us every fortnight as we interview recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience.
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Join us every fortnight as we interview recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience.

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@_On_Writing

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English


Episodes

Episode 45 - Angela Meyer - A Superior Spectre

9/17/2018
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The guest is Angela Meyer, her novel is called A Superior Spectre. Angela is a commissioning editor as well as a novelist, and brings tremendous insight into writing a book and finding a publisher. As someone who has sat on either side of the table Angela brings fresh perspective to subjects such as finding an agent, dealing with rejection, writing for an audience, and selling your debut novel.

Duration:00:48:14

Episode 44 - Robbie Arnott - Flames

9/5/2018
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Robbie Arnott is the guest. His debut novel, Flames, is a staggeringly imaginative work of literary fiction. It's set in Robbie's home state of Tasmania and bends genres to explore themes of family, renewal and the nature. We talk about writing place, meeting famous authors and Robbie's process. Flames is my favourite book of 2018,

Duration:00:52:43

Episode 43 - Megan Goldin - The Escape Room

8/23/2018
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Megan Goldin is the best selling author of The Girl from Kellers Way and The Escape Room. Megan talks about the corporate world, writing novels set in the USA and breaking through as an author.

Duration:00:44:48

Episode 42 - Bella Li - Lost Lake (Poetry)

8/9/2018
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Bella Li is an award winning Australian poet. Her work is surreal and ambitious, assembling poetry, collage and photography. Her books are simply beautiful. We talk about ruptured achilles tendons, research for poetry, and attempt to answer what good poetry is.

Duration:00:54:16

Episode 41 - Christian White - The Nowhere Child

7/20/2018
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Christian White is the guest, his debut novel is The Nowhere Child. Christian won the VPLA unpublished manuscript prize and his novel is set to be published in the UK, US and twelve other countries. The novel asks the readers one question: who took Sammy Went? The answer is found across two continents, and three decades in the past. We talk about what it means to win an unpublished manuscript prize, toxic Goodreads reviews, the dreaded second novel and adapting work for screen.

Duration:00:51:54

Episode 39 - Robert Lukins - The Everlasting Sunday

6/20/2018
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Robert Lukins is the guest. Robert's debut novel was published in 2018 by UQP. We shared scones and tea and spoke about the two decades Robert spent teaching himself to write a novel, meeting our literary heroes and what it's like to go from writing alone to emerging into a lively writing community.

Duration:01:06:29

Episode 38 - Susi Fox - Mine

5/17/2018
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Susi Fox is the guest. Susi's debut book is Mine - a psychological thriller set in a hospital. A woman wakes from an emergency Caesarian section believing her baby has been swapped. What ensues is a twisty look into paranoia. We talk about medicine, writing as a doctor and what it takes to become a writer.

Duration:00:47:53

Episode 37 - Gideon Haigh - A Scandal in Bohemia

5/4/2018
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The guest is Gideon Haigh, author of over fifty books including A Scandal in Bohemia, a true crime story about Mollie Dean. Gideon explains how he remains so prolific, his approach to research and how he decides what he wants to write about. Gideon also attempts to recruit me for his cricket team.

Duration:00:58:12

Episode 36 - Leading Edge Conference Special

4/13/2018
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An extra special event at the Leading Edge book sellers event in Hobart 2018. This is a live and unedited panel with myself and three other authors. The guests are Kayte Nunn, Joanna Nell and Stephanie Bishop. We talk about the writing process, where ideas come from and how a ten pin bowling injury can lead to a career as a novelist.

Duration:00:45:35