Our development team will be deploying a series of updates to the Australian Writers Marketplace between 10:00-11:00 AM Brisbane Time today (11:00 – 12:00 Daylight Savings Time). While these updates aren’t expected to interrupt any key site functions, users may experience slower than usual access or temporary disruptions while AWM is undergoing maintenance.
Sure, we’ve all heard it by now: if you want to be a writer, you’ve gotta get into the habit of writing every day. After all, Stephen King built his career on writing 2,000 words every day, according to his memoir, On Writing. NaNoWriMo extols the productive virtues of doing 1,666 words a day, on … Continue reading »
One of my favourite parts of getting back into the office at the start of the year is catching up with my co-workers at Queensland Writers Centre and finding out their plans and goals for the coming year. Not just the work stuff – although we’ve got some exciting stuff coming in 2015 – but … Continue reading »
Our special guest for the writing race this week will be historical romance author Anne Gracie. Melbourne author Anne Gracie started writing her first story while backpacking solo around the world. Now a full time writer working on her 18th book, her Regency-era historicals are published by Berkley USA and Penguin Australia. A national bestselling author in the … Continue reading »
HEATHER GARSIDE RACE REPORT During last week’s writing race we had the pleasure of chatting to guest author Heather Garside. Heather is a rural romance writer who grew up on a cattle property in Central Queensland, and now lives with her husband on a beef and grain farm in the same area. Although not usually … Continue reading »
Our special guest for the writing race this week will be rural romance author Heather Garside. Heather grew up on a cattle property in Central Queensland and now lives with her husband on a beef and grain farm in the same area. She has two adult children. Her latest novel is Breakaway Creek, a rural … Continue reading »
CANDICE FOX RACE REPORT I was nervous but excited in the lead up to last week’s writing race with Candice Fox, as I’d been thoroughly blown away by her debut novel Hades. Although not usually drawn to crime fiction, I found myself completely engrossed in the sinister, enchanting world of Hades, and eager to learn more about both … Continue reading »