The Competition Mini Ep#2: Writing process

We’re doing something a little bit different these next couple of weeks in the lead up to Katherine’s book The Competition coming out in Feb 2022. (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). It’ll start with a three-part mini deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of ‘behind the scenes’, then … Continue reading The Competition Mini Ep#2: Writing process

The Competition Deep Dive: The Weird World of Competitive Public Speaking

We're doing something a little bit different these next couple of weeks in the lead up to Katherine's book The Competition coming out in Feb 2022. (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). It'll start with a three-part deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of 'behind the scenes', then we'll … Continue reading The Competition Deep Dive: The Weird World of Competitive Public Speaking

Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

A special episode to kick of 2022! Kate speaks to writer and podcaster, Madeleine Dore about her creative career and her brand new book I Didn't Do the Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt. If you're keen for other writerly things to kick off your year, join Kate in her online workshop Basics … Continue reading Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Hannah Kent burst onto the world stage with the publication of Burial Rites (2013), which went on to be translated into over 30 languages, won an enormous number of prizes and went into adaptation for film for Sony Tristar. Her second novel The Good People was published in 2016, shortlisted for the Walter Scott award for … Continue reading Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Garry Disher has been a full-time writer since 1988 and has published over fifty titles across multiple genres: general/literary novels, crime thrillers, story collections, fiction for children and teenagers, anthologies (as editor), creative writing handbooks and Australian History textbooks. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and … Continue reading Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Madeleine Ryan is an Australian writer, director and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in SBS, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, Bustle, Lenny Letter, and the New York Times. A Room Called Earth is her debut novel and she is currently working on the screen adaptation. Madeleine lives in rural Victoria. https://audioboom.com/posts/7966218-madeleine-ryan-on-intuition-labels-and-tarotContinue reading Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot

Brendan Cowell is an award winning Australian actor, writer and director. He wrote the the hit play Ruben Guthrie for Belvoir St Theatre and went on to write and direct the film adaption, winning an Australian Writers Guild Award for the screenplay. His eleven plays have been produced all around the world, winning him multiple … Continue reading Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot

Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Anne Buist is the author of the psychological thrillers Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know, This I Would Kill For and The Long Shadow. She is a Professor of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and co-author of Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Onward, written with husband Graeme Simsion. https://audioboom.com/posts/7953508-anne-buist-on-mental-health-erotic-fiction-and-co-writing They discuss: Anne's early work, which was erotic fictionMental health and struggles … Continue reading Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life

This episode Kate and Katherine talk to award winning, best selling author (and our former Agony Aunt) Charlotte Wood about her new book The Luminous Solution Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life. https://audioboom.com/posts/7948520-kate-and-katherine-and-charlotte-wood-talk-creativity-resilience-and-the-inner-life The following is mentioned: Annie Dillard on well filling in The Writing Life Vicki Hastrich on going fallow in Night Fishing Rosalie Gascoigne documentary … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life

Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex

Claire Christian is a storyteller: a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator. She has had four plays published by Playlab, including Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, which debuted at La Boite in 2018. She also directed Michelle Law’s smash-hit comedy Single Asian Female. Claire co-hosts the podcast My Mate Reckons. Claire’s debut novel, Beautiful Mess, won the Text Prize in 2016. It’s … Continue reading Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex