Alan Baxter is our Guest Captain Tonight!

Our Facebook Writing Races are turning into a weekly writing party! Last week 10 Racers took on the challenge and once again there were a variety of writing projects worked on over the evening, including: steampunk romance, apocalyptic environmental young adult fiction, Australian romantic fiction, essays and articles, and a script. At half-time we took … Continue reading »

Writing Races are Moving!

Greeting friends of AWM! Today we are moving our weekly Writing Races to a more user-friendly platform on Facebook. For those who haven’t come along to a Race before here’s what you need to know. A Writing Race is a self-directed, one-hour writing session done in the company of online peers convened by a Race … Continue reading »

Come and Join the Writing Race Tonight!

Greetings fellow wordsmiths, Amy the Intern here for another weekly update on the AWMOnline Writing Races. Guest Captain Charlotte Nash Last week we were graced with the presence of the one and only Charlotte Nash! Charlotte’s first novel ‘Ryder’s Ridge’ came out on the 26th of March and I was first in line to grab … Continue reading »

Special Guest Charlotte Nash at the Writing Race Tonight

Good morning everyone, Amy the intern back again. Last week was particularly quiet on the forums, but never fear, I kept writing on into the night with my faithful hound and a cup of tea for company. I was inspired by the words of American author E.L. Doctorow: ‘Writing a novel is like driving a … Continue reading »

Writing Race Tonight March 6th (and a recap from last week)

Hello, Amy the intern again. Last week we started off our 2013 Writing Races with a small, eager group of writers who worked on projects ranging from ghost stories to romance, from non-fiction to Australian speculative fiction. We were fortunate enough to be joined by Special Guest Mr Jason Fischer who sped us through the … Continue reading »

GenreCon 2012 Wrap-up

Last week, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace hosted Australia’s inaugural conference for Australian genre writers, GenreCon. From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, a passionate group of genre writers and industry professionals joined together to celebrate genre writing in all its forms. GenreCon 2012 was a huge success and we were thrilled to share the weekend … Continue reading »

Gary Kemble: The process of writing

Last night at the Writing Races speculative fiction author Gary Kemble shared his approach to writing and some tips about what to do when the story stops flowing. Planning I used to be very much seat of the pants but I generally like to have an idea of how the story ends these days. I … Continue reading »

Bundling -v- Pirating

You wouldn’t steal a policeman’s helmet and go to the toilet in it, would you? … So says The IT Crowd in its spoof of anti-piracy warnings, brilliantly channelling consumer frustration with the hypocrisy of Digital Rights Management. A New York Times ethicist entered this controversial territory when he penned a recent piece in which … Continue reading »