So you want to be a writer

By Australian Writers' Centre

Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it.

  1. 1.
    WRITER 424: J.P. Pomare discusses his latest novel 'The Last Guests' [Story Sessions series]
    35:12
  2. 2.
    WRITER 423: Meet Max Barry, author of 'The 22 Murders of Madison May'.
    55:07
  3. 3.
    WRITER 422: Matthew Benns discusses his debut novel 'The Dying Diplomats Club' [Story Sessions series]
    27:09
  4. 4.
    WRITER 421: Meet Amanda Hampson, author of 'Lovebirds'.
    50:23
  5. 5.
    WRITER 420: Meet Sam Buckerfield, co-author of 'Generation Alpha' [My journey]
    50:12
  6. 6.
    WRITER 419: Take a deep dive into 'charming crime fiction' with Pamela Hart, author of 'Digging Up Dirt'.
    51:33
  7. 7.
    WRITER 418: Sophie Green discusses her latest novel 'Thursdays at Orange Blossom House' [Story Sessions series]
    24:42
  8. 8.
    WRITER 417: Meet Jacqueline Maley, author of 'The Truth About Her'.
    54:45
  1. 9.
    WRITER 416: Mark Brandi discusses his latest novel 'The Others' [Story Sessions series]
    34:11
  2. 10.
    WRITER 415: Meet Cristy Burne, co-author of 'Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows'.
    1:00:36
  3. 11.
    WRITER 414: L.A. Larkin discusses her latest novel 'Widow's Island' [Story Sessions series]
    29:01
  4. 12.
    WRITER 413: Meet Will Dean, author of 'The Last Thing To Burn'.
    1:01:29
  5. 13.
    WRITER 412: Gabrielle Tozer discusses her latest novel 'Can’t Say it Went to Plan' [Story Sessions series]
    26:43
  6. 14.
    WRITER 411: Meet Sally Thorne, author of 'Second First Impressions'.
    49:14
  7. 15.
    WRITER 410: B.M. Carroll discusses her latest novel 'You Had It Coming' [Story Sessions series]
    21:17
  8. 16.
    WRITER 409: Meet Irma Gold, author of 'The Breaking'.
    59:08
  9. 17.
    WRITER 408: James Phelps discusses his latest novel 'The Inside Man' [Story Sessions series]
    20:30
  10. 18.
    WRITER 407: Meet Lynette Noni, author of 'The Prison Healer'.
    1:02:15
  11. 19.
    WRITER 406: Jacqueline Bublitz discusses her debut novel 'Before You Knew My Name' [Story Sessions series]
    22:45
  12. 20.
    WRITER 405: Meet A.G. Slatter (Angela Slatter), author of 'All the Murmuring Bones'.
    1:21:29
  13. 21.
    WRITER 404: Tori Haschka discusses her latest novel 'Grace Under Pressure' [Story Sessions series]
    33:52
  14. 22.
    WRITER 403: Anna George discusses her latest novel 'Tipping' [Story Sessions series]
    29:48
  15. 23.
    WRITER 402: Nicola Moriarty discusses her latest novel 'You Need to Know' [Story Sessions series]
    41:12
  16. 24.
    WRITER 401: Kaneana May's 'All We Have is Now' [Story Sessions series]
    32:07
  17. 25.
    WRITER 400: Val and Al answer all your burning questions about the world of writing and publishing.
    1:18:41
  18. 26.
    WRITER 399: Meet Craig Sisterson, author of 'Southern Cross Crime'.
    1:09:14
  19. 27.
    WRITER 398: Candice Fox's 'The Chase' [Story Sessions series]
    19:48
  20. 28.
    WRITER 397: Meet Julietta Henderson, author of 'The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman'.
    57:15
  21. 29.
    WRITER 396: Kirsty Manning's 'The French Gift' [Story Sessions series]
    35:57
  22. 30.
    WRITER 395: Meet Debra Oswald, author of 'The Family Doctor'.
    1:09:13
  23. 31.
    WRITER 394: Claire Thomas's 'The Performance' [Story Sessions series]
    32:16
  24. 32.
    WRITER 393: Meet Roland Perry, author of 'The Shaman'.
    58:42
  25. 33.
    WRITER 392: Meet Rebecca Lim, author of 'Tiger Daughter'.
    58:40
  26. 34.
    WRITER 391: Meet Cate Quinn, author of 'Black Widows'.
    51:05
  27. 35.
    WRITER 390: Meet Barry Divola, author of 'Driving Stevie Fracasso'.
    1:13:19
  28. 36.
    WRITER 389: Meet Alison Lester, author of the classic novel, 'The Quicksand Pony'.
    1:04:08
  29. 37.
    WRITER 388: Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of 'Other People's Houses'.
    55:43
  30. 38.
    WRITER 387: Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of 'The Boy from the Mish'.
    1:02:02
  31. 39.
    WRITER 386: Meet Pip Drysdale, author of 'The Paris Affair'.
    49:50
  32. 40.
    WRITER 385: Meet Felicity Lewis, national explainer editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
    57:48
  33. 41.
    WRITER 384: Tania Blanchard's 'Letters from Berlin' [Story Sessions series]
    35:44
  34. 42.
    WRITER 383: Meet Remy Lai, author of 'Fly on the Wall'.
    50:08
  35. 43.
    WRITER 382: Pamela Cook's 'All We Dream' [Story Sessions series]
    26:23
  36. 44.
    WRITER 381: Meet Frances Chapman, author of 'Stars Like Us'.
    39:49
  37. 45.
    WRITER 380: Penelope Janu's 'Starting from Scratch' [Story Sessions series]
    22:53
  38. 46.
    WRITER 379: Meet Will Kostakis, author of 'Rebel Gods'.
    49:04
  39. 47.
    WRITER 378: Jodi Picoult's 'The Book of Two Ways' [Story Sessions series]
    16:55
  40. 48.
    WRITER 377: Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'.
    57:16
  41. 49.
    WRITER 376: Sonya Bates's 'Inheritance of Secrets' [Story Sessions series]
    18:21
  42. 50.
    WRITER 375: Meet Jennifer Niven, author of 'Breathless'.
    51:01

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