The Virus and Robert Lukins on Adrian Mole, libraries and literary nemeses

The hosts talk about The Virus – what they’re doing, what you can do and the importance of writing, even if it’s just a journal in dot points. Links! The City of Literature is offering authors virtual book launches for authors whose real life launches have been cancelled Our Twitter thread on books that just … Continue reading The Virus and Robert Lukins on Adrian Mole, libraries and literary nemeses

Second Book vs First Book & Mandy Beaumont on confidence & writing rage

Dearests, a quick note to let you know the next few eps are all pre-recorded and as such are blissfully pandemic free. Okay, so you all know we are deep in second book land. At the start of this new season we touch base on exactly how Book Two looks compared to Book One, in … Continue reading Second Book vs First Book & Mandy Beaumont on confidence & writing rage

We’re back! And Christian White on tension, readers and (no) Plan B

First up, thanks to our existing Patreons!  If you'd like to join this coveted group, head to our Patreon page. The hosts catch up on what they've been reading and listening.  The following gets a mention: The Authors for Fireys campaign – Raised over $500K!  Shout out to Emily Gale and Nova Weetman I mourn … Continue reading We’re back! And Christian White on tension, readers and (no) Plan B

Reflections and the end of season two

This is it for the year, friends.  We tried to get an awkward Christmas photo --check out Awkward Portraits here--but the line at Preston market was too long.  So, the one above instead, instead.  We talk highlights and favourites. https://audioboom.com/posts/7451949-reflections-and-the-end-of-season-two Best reads and listens of the years: Kate's favourites: Disappearing Earth, Julia Philips The Need, … Continue reading Reflections and the end of season two

Comfort zones and Sarah Hopkins on utopia, dystopia and real life as inspiration

This week, the hosts talk comfort zones and what’s pushed them this year.  For Katherine is was The Book Show's literary debate literary debate (LISTEN HERE), with authors Robert Lukins , Jock Serong, Angela Savage, Melanie Cheng and Wayne Macauley Check out Angela Savage's post on what it was like.   Kate’s done a bunch of … Continue reading Comfort zones and Sarah Hopkins on utopia, dystopia and real life as inspiration

Lazy Thursday nights and Gerii Pleitez on creativity, writing and Kara Sevda Press

Kate and Katherine catch up on events they've been doing. Katherine hosted a live podcast recording at the launch of Darebin Council's n-SCRIBE literary magazine.  Check it out here. Meanwhile, Kate, has been working with Trentham Primary School, helping students write their very own picture books and launching them into the world.  They're all award … Continue reading Lazy Thursday nights and Gerii Pleitez on creativity, writing and Kara Sevda Press

Tax and Will Kostakis on doing school visits and not doing school visits. Controversy!

  This week we talk tax!  Isn't there an app that could do it for us? Should you have a business account?  Can you just use a shoe box for receipts?  Whatever you do, don't take our advice, we are not professionals. Mentioned:  RAIZ app for automating investments ABC article about income averaging Kate and … Continue reading Tax and Will Kostakis on doing school visits and not doing school visits. Controversy!

Confidence & Alice Bishop on reading, writing trauma & quietness.

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.

International rights, a short hiatus and publicist Jane Watkins on… publicity

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

Writing Process and Lee Kofman on writers groups, writers block and writing communities

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