Episodes

New Year, New Routines & Emily Clements on memoir, commas and riding the rollercoaster

Until Tuesday 31st March, 2020, we'd love for you to pitch us for our brand new series Conversations with Friends. All you need is a writer mate, some talking points and a way to record yourselves. We've got space for up to 10 episodes and we want to fit in as many fabulous authors as … Continue reading New Year, New Routines & Emily Clements on memoir, commas and riding the rollercoaster

Want to be on our podcast?

Dearests. We all need something to get us through these strange and sometimes scary days. We are (obviously) great believers in a good chat, and we are also keen on spreading the love right now, so we've come up with something we think you are going to like. We want to hear from you and … Continue reading Want to be on our podcast?

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

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