TW: This episode contains discussion of the experience of living with an eating disorder, and also discussion of the Black Saturday bushfires. Confidence. How do you foster it? Kate went to see Madeline Dore interview with Zoe Foster Blake at the Melbourne Writers Festival and they chat about why this was a lightbulb moment in terms … Continue reading Confidence & Alice Bishop on reading, writing trauma & quietness.
This episode, the hosts talk about international rights deals and how theirs came to be. Listeners get to hear who did the negotiations, what it was like for the authors and things to look out for. We also learn some of the countries that Robert Hillman’s book sold into. There's also an announcement: The podcast … Continue reading International rights, a short hiatus and publicist Jane Watkins on… publicity
After learning Tony Abbott only has one Word document and everything he’s ever written is in it, the hosts discuss what’s open on their computer when they write. Katherine is all about Scrivener, spreadsheets and Om Writer whereas Kate’s approach is less technological. No surprises there. Kate also journals a lot… The document for her … Continue reading Writing Process and Lee Kofman on writers groups, writers block and writing communities
This episode Kate and Katherine do not talk about the fact Kate is still waiting. Instead, they discuss professional learning. The following gets a mention: Antoni Jach’s Masterclass. Shoot us an email if you want the secret password (/one of his flyers) A number of courses run through Writers Victoria including: Toni Jordan’s novel writing … Continue reading Professional learning and Rajith Savanadasa on documentary theatre, hot desks and the QWC/Hachette manuscript development program
First up, we have a newsletter! Sign up here. Katherine googles the most annoying questions you can ask authors. Here’s the list. The hosts go through each question, rating how irritating they find it. One of the most contentious is money and sales... No surprises there. (For more info on money, sales and other awkward … Continue reading The worst things to ask authors and Bram Presser on documentary fiction, hommus and Jewish punk rock
It's a new cover! This one's for the US and Canada and I love it! Also, a giveaway for US readers...
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Hello lovely listeners! We're truly excited to be back from the beach and in the studio (no, really, we are). We've got Season Two coming up next week with a brand new bunch of chats and fabulous guests and big plans for 2019. Our first six episodes will come at you every fortnight. Make sure … Continue reading Good news!
In this episode, Katherine and Kate provide an update on their super profitable side business. Which, it turns out, is a Patreon page. I know, right? Innovative. Here's the video that explains all. If you want to contribute, check it out here. Proceeds go towards paying our technical team to do the editing and production work … Continue reading Our super profitable side business & Irma Gold on putting your heart into the world.
This week Kate and Katherine talk about how to make money. Inspired by Honor Eastley's Starving Artist podcast, Katherine pitches three ideas of things they can sell... Pretty exciting! What if they become millionaires?! Stay tuned to what happens in a couple of episodes time when we update you on our successful money making … Continue reading Making money and Emily Brewin on phone calls in cubicles, validation and holding your book in your hand