Episodes

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

Supporting other writers & Charlotte Wood on rejection, writing craft and bodies of work

How do you support your writing tribe? We chat about shout outs, buying books, ways to participate in the industry and Katherine's upcoming debate for Radio National at The State Library. We shout out to some of our fave local bookstores including Eltham Bookshop, Pickwick & Sprout in Hurstbridge and Readings, Carlton and we implore our … Continue reading Supporting other writers & Charlotte Wood on rejection, writing craft and bodies of work

Live event: Cassie Hamer, Ashley Kalagian Blunt & John Purcell at Glee Books

We catch up on editing progress and being on retreat. Then Kate gushes about the fabulous time she had in Sydney meeting First Time fans, running a podcast workshop and hanging out at Glee Books with three fabulous authors, Cassie Hamer, Ashley Kalagian Blunt and John Purcell in First Time Feels, our first recorded live … Continue reading Live event: Cassie Hamer, Ashley Kalagian Blunt & John Purcell at Glee Books

Professionalism & John Purcell on pseudonyms, writing sex & what sells books

We put on our most professional outfits to discuss professionalism. We discuss: email signatures the difference between gravity sewer and pressure sewer (you really do have to listen) websites (Kate's new website will be live soon, and if you like the look, she used Jin & Co) Nina Kenwood (who we interviewed recently) and her … Continue reading Professionalism & John Purcell on pseudonyms, writing sex & what sells books

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!

Listener feedback & Jannali Jones on NanoWriMo, persistence & cultural identity

Someone gave us a two star review. Katherine got a bit worried. We talk about the (mostly) fabulous feedback we get from our amazing listeners and we do a completely transparent request for your lovely reviews on iTunes, if you are so inclined. We also attempt to answer a question from one listener who wanted us … Continue reading Listener feedback & Jannali Jones on NanoWriMo, persistence & cultural identity

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.

Travels & Ben Hobson on book tours, soundtracks & second books

Katherine's been gallivanting in NY and London. So was it all champagne soaked publisher lunches? Katherine's adventures were partly for new book research and she had the wonderful help of The Neilma Sidney Travel Fund. Check it out! Fabulous opportunity from Writers Victoria and it's open RIGHT NOW! And just how much candour is too much? … Continue reading Travels & Ben Hobson on book tours, soundtracks & second books