Episodes

Kate and Katherine talk: Editing

Another episode, another winning photo! This time around, Kate and Katherine discuss the nitty gritty of editing. It's been so long Kate's forgotten what it even is and Katherine has a complicated method involving printing, spreadsheets and division (thirds). https://audioboom.com/posts/7861546-kate-and-katherine-talk-editing They mention: Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow Hot Stew by Fiona MozleyInterview with … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk: Editing

Victoria Hannan on the highs and lows…

This week's episode is with Victoria Hannan. Victoria Hannan is a writer, photographer and creative director living in Melbourne.  Her first novel Kokomo was the winner of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7857069-victoria-hannan-on-the-high-and-lows We discuss the highs and lows of being a writer, and how the writing life is just … Continue reading Victoria Hannan on the highs and lows…

Kate and Katherine talk: first drafts

In this episode Kate and Katherine discuss first drafts... Are they always terrible?  Does anyone listen to other authors play lists? Do you like long descriptions of trees?  And other questions such as this.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7852197-kate-and-katherine-talk-first-drafts Books mentioned: A Writers Guide to Active Setting (Mary Buckingham) The 90-day Novel (Alan Watt) - Let us know if … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk: first drafts

Evelyn Araluen on Dropbear, community & dislodging language

In this episode Kate speaks with poet, academic and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal, Evelyn Araluen. https://audioboom.com/posts/7847282-evelyn-araluen-on-dropbear-community-dislodging-language Evelyn Araluen was born and raised on Dharug country and is a descendent of the Bundjalung Nation. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry have been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright … Continue reading Evelyn Araluen on Dropbear, community & dislodging language

Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

We wrap up our year in podcasting, talk about our highlights and get excited about the fact that we do indeed have SEASON 4 coming to you in 2021! Our incredible Agony Aunt, Charlotte Wood counsels a listener who wants to know if it's too late for them to 'emerge' and she recommends a couple … Continue reading Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

Look, it's hard to keep up with #lockdown changes and while we send out our love to SA at the beginning of this ep they are ACTUALLY already emerging from their lockdown. Hurrah for them! Kate's been visiting bookshops as part of #VicBookshopBingo, an initiative of Imbi Neeme and Melbourne City of Literature. You can … Continue reading Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is writer McKinley Valentine. https://audioboom.com/posts/7727054-darebin-fuse-festival-5-mckinley-valentine McKinley Valentine is newsletter-maker and newsletter-evangelist. She makes The Whippet, a collection of interesting bits of history and science, personal … Continue reading Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

We are now POST LOCKDOWN in Melbourne and we discuss the first things we did with our new found freedom. Katherine is on the home stretch of editing Book 2 and Kate is recovering from her Instagram takeover. (Also reminding you about our little GIVEAWAY over on our Instagram this week) Our Agony Aunt Charlotte … Continue reading Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is Leanne Hall.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7716001-darebin-fuse-festival-4-leanne-hall Leanne Hall is an author of novels for young adults including the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Iris … Continue reading Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall