Taking Five with Samantha Wheeler

The AWM editorial intern (metaphorically) sat down with children’s author Samantha Wheeler to chat about her book Smooch & Rose, land conservation, and what to do when you are struggling through your first draft. Samantha Wheeler is a science/biology teacher who lives in Brisbane with her family and many animals. Her first children’s book, Smooch & Rose, (UQP 2013), … Continue reading »

Last Week Patrick O’Duffy, This Week Fiona Palmer!

Last Wednesday night we were graced with the online presence of Mr Patrick O’Duffy. In between working on his own writing he kept the whole Writing Race community busily chatting on the boards, and as every writer reached the 200-word mark they were awarded with fluffy bunny photos (no cash prizes, sorry folks). After reading … Continue reading »

Writing Race 22nd May! Come and join us!

We have some very exciting Guest Captains to announce next week; in fact, there will be a mega-post of awesome authors who are coming along to lead our weekly Writing Races over the next month. This week however I will be leading the race solo, so please don’t leave me lonely. Come and join me … Continue reading »

Writing Race Recap

Last Wednesday we were so lucky to have Louise Cusack as our Special Guest.  Thank you so much Louise for leading us in a wonderful night of writing. We also had a record nineteen Racers in attendance! Our total word count was in the thousands and genres ranged from non-fiction essays on meditation, to sit-com … Continue reading »

May Day: Writing Race Announcement!

Once again our Writing Race was a huge success. Thank you so much to Special Guest Alan Baxter who joined us last week and to all our participants. Although there wasn’t a lot of discussion on the page, I have the suspicion is this was because everyone was too busy writing to chat! We had … 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 20th March – Tonight!

Recap of Last Week’s Writing Race Wednesday the 13th of March was a quiet night for writing; thank you to Catherine who joined me. Exciting News: Next Week’s Guest is Charlotte Nash! Charlotte will be coming along as Race Captain on March 27th and I can’t wait for her to join us in the Writing … Continue reading »