5 surprising writing tips from top Aussie authors

If there's one thing I love about So You Want To Be A Writer, my podcast with Valerie Khoo, it's the fact that I get to sit around and talk writing with some of the best


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Facing an audience: putting a book ‘out there’

It's a strange thing, but when you write a book, you don't ever really stop to think about people reading it. I remember how incredibly taken aback I was when my first

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More books for boys

The boys have been in a reading frenzy of late, thanks to the gift of a box of books from my publishers at Hachette Australia, as well as book 'prizes' for good reports,

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Get Paid to Write

My new ebook: GET PAID TO WRITE

I’m thrilled to introduce my new e-book GET PAID TO WRITE: The Secrets of Freelance Writing Success. More than 60 pages of tips, tricks, motivation and inspiration for just $14.95. If you’ve ever wanted to ‘pick the brain’ of a professional freelance writer, now’s your chance. [More ...]

Book Club


Pink Fibro Bookclub: August book selection

This bookclub was started just over a year ago after a Twitter conversation. Clairey Hewitt was lamenting the fact that she'd read The Husband's Secret, by Liane

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Nice weather for … talking about the weather

Every conversation I have had today has involved the weather. Every single one. The boys and I woke up and had one of those 'gosh, gee whiz, it's raining' kind of

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Social Media for Writers


Social Media for Writers #3: Facebook

Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that Facebook is an integral part of our lives these days - which is why writers can't really afford to ignore it (much as we may

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