TAKING FIVE WITH TINCTURE JOURNAL

Tincture Journal was founded by Daniel Young in 2013 as a literary journal to showcase fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from Australia and around the world. AWM recently interviewed Daniel and asked him about poetry, advice for aspiring writers, and the importance of Asia/Pacific regional writing. AWM also found out a little about Daniel’s love-hate … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Amy Andrews

Romance writer Amy Andrews tells us why we don’t have enough romantic fiction in our lives. AWM chats to Amy about her latest novel The Heat of the Night and her advice to emerging writers to stick with it. Amy Andrews is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written 40 contemporary romances in both … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis speaks to AWM intern about how her love of fierce female protagonists sparked the idea for main character Tommi Grayson in her novel Who’s Afraid?. Our five quick questions with Maria Lewis will give you a short peek into her creative brain,  as well as a lingering desire to watch back-to-back episodes of Daria. Maria Lewis is an authority on film … 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 »

12 April Writing Race with Chris Lynch

Our special guest author at next Tuesday’s Writing Race will be Chris Lynch, editor of The Tangled Bank, an anthology of speculative fiction, poetry, and artwork. For more info on Chris, visit www.chrislynch.com.au To join Chris for an evening writing fun, visit www.awmonline.com.au shortly before 8pm next Tuesday, click on ‘Go to Forums’, then click … Continue reading »

November Writing Frenzy!

There’s something in the air, can you feel it? Writers everywhere are planning, focussed, determined, motivated… I call it the NaNo Effect. Even if you’re not signed up to write a novel this November, the impetus to write is everywhere around you. It’s a vortex, sucking you in to a wonderful world of words on … Continue reading »