The First Time

By The First Time Podcast

A podcast about the first time you...publish a book. One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline. The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre.

  1. 1.
    134: Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex
    50:26
  2. 2.
    133: Maggie Shipstead on awe, detail & leaps of faith
    56:41
  3. 3.
    132: Kate and Katherine talk (again)
    32:10
  4. 4.
    131: Pip Williams on words, gender and class
    45:34
  5. 5.
    130: Kate and Katherine are joyful (ish)
    33:45
  6. 6.
    129: Alice Pung on class, voice and why she writes
    44:27
  7. 7.
    128: Kate and Katherine on great books, great listens and other inspiring things
    28:04
  8. 8.
    127: Jane Riley on persistence, Kindle best sellers and asking yourself questions
    37:13
  1. 9.
    126: Kate and Katherine are all cooped up
    42:42
  2. 10.
    125: Iain Ryan on crime rules, choose your own adventure and The Taylor Swift Theory
    56:23
  3. 11.
    124: Ailsa Wild on acrobatics, collaboration & caring
    46:53
  4. 12.
    123: Kate and Katherine talk the big four-oh
    24:49
  5. 13.
    122: Sarah Krasnostein on ghosts, awkwardness and ethics
    35:35
  6. 14.
    121: YVWF: I Didn't Plan it That Way with Jessie Tu
    39:56
  7. 15.
    120: YVWF: I Didn't Plan it That Way with Michael Veitch
    47:39
  8. 16.
    119: YVWF: I Didn't Plan it That Way with Rick Morton
    51:10
  9. 17.
    118: YVWF: I Didn't Plan it That Way with Sally Hepworth
    50:04
  10. 18.
    117: YVWF: I Didn't Plan it That Way with Meg Mason
    45:37
  11. 19.
    116: Kate and Katherine talk to Fiona Murphy
    58:47
  12. 20.
    115: Stephanie Smee on the art of translation
    47:51
  13. 21.
    114: Kate and Katherine don't mention the l word
    24:00
  14. 22.
    113: Loraine Peck on crime, magic and vision boards
    37:26
  15. 23.
    112: Kate and Katherine talk festival gossip
    31:36
  16. 24.
    111: Michael Brissenden on journalism, good stories and (our favourite topic) rejection
    41:13
  17. 25.
    110: Kate and Katherine talk editing
    27:56
  18. 26.
    109: Victoria Hannan on the high and lows...
    27:50
  19. 27.
    108: Kate and Katherine talk first drafts
    31:08
  20. 28.
    107: Evelyn Araluen on Dropbear, community & dislodging language
    33:03
  21. 29.
    106: OMG it's season 4
    31:25
  22. 30.
    105: Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter
    1:17:58
  23. 31.
    104: Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge
    1:11:30
  24. 32.
    103: Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine
    28:01
  25. 33.
    102: Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing
    1:09:36
  26. 34.
    101: Darebin FUSE festival #4: Leanne Hall
    35:37
  27. 35.
    100: Kate Mildenhall and #TheMotherFault Deep Dive
    51:01
  28. 36.
    99: Darebin FUSE festival #3: Clementine Ford
    43:56
  29. 37.
    98: Housekeeping, headshots and Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts
    1:18:28
  30. 38.
    97: Darebin FUSE festival #2: Yves Rees
    43:16
  31. 39.
    96: The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize
    1:14:18
  32. 40.
    95: Darebin FUSE festival #1: Kate McLennan (The Katering Show, Get Krack!n)
    45:38
  33. 41.
    94: Publication week and Laura Elvery on short stories, setting and science
    1:08:13
  34. 42.
    93: Conversations with Friends #22: Danielle Binks and Fiona Hardy
    53:59
  35. 43.
    92: Conversations with Friends #21: Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham
    38:56
  36. 44.
    91: The art of the interview and Cass Moriarty who is the most generous author you will ever meet
    1:19:26
  37. 45.
    90: Conversations with Friends #20: Rachel Mead and Katherine Tamiko Arguile
    48:44
  38. 46.
    89: Conversations with Friends #19: Mark Smith and Jock Serong
    51:06
  39. 47.
    88: Positivity and Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood
    42:02
  40. 48.
    87: Conversations with Friends #18: Jack Heath and Sam McGregor
    32:50
  41. 49.
    86: Conversations with Friends #17: Justine Sless and Noe Harsel
    44:42
  42. 50.
    85: Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust
    1:20:35

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