Sarah Waters’ Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Read like mad. But try to do it analytically – which can be hard, because the better and more compelling a novel is, the less conscious you will be of its devices. It’s worth…

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David Sedaris – What’s Funny About America (video)

Filmed at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival in 2008, cult American writer David Sedaris reflects on some of the quirks of his homeland.  

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The Writer’s Room Interviews: Margo Lanagan

The Writer’s Room Interviews is a new publication launched at the start of 2013 by Sydney-based author Charlotte Wood. In each issue Charlotte conducts an in-depth interview with a fellow author. “While most writer interviews appearing…

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13 Inspirational TED Talks for Writers

1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice…

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The Dark Crystal’s $10,000 Author Quest

The Jim Henson Company are searching for an author to write a new novel set in the world of Henson’s The Dark Crystal. This new Dark Crystal novel will be a prequel story, set at the time of the Gelfling…

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