Ep 388 Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of ‘Other People’s Houses’.

In Episode 388 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of Other People’s Houses. Discover manuscript awards you should enter in 2021. Our sister podcast So you want to be a copywriter with Bernadette Schwerdt is here. A.L. Tait’s The Fire Star makes the CBCA list of notables for 2021. Plus, we have 3 copies of Space Hopper by Helen Fisher to give away.

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Ep 006: How former teacher Tanya Enright reinvented her life to become a copywriter

In Episode 006 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: After a workplace injury left her unable to teach again, Tanya Enright turned to copywriting as a new career.  It delivered in spades. 4 months after completing our short course, she packed up her bags, hit the road with her partner and three dogs, and has not looked back. In this episode, she tells us how she did it, why she did it, and how she managed to create a flourishing copywriting career so quickly.

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Ep 387 Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of ‘The Boy from the Mish’.

In Episode 387 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of The Boy from the Mish. Discover the fab writers behind Lighthouse, an anthology of short stories. There’s a new writers’ festival happening on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Plus, we have 3 copies of Rebel Without a Clause by Susan Butler to give away.

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Ep 004: Menulog co-founder Gabby Leibovich on how to build a billion-dollar online business

In Episode 004 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: How do two Israeli brothers with no money, basic tech skills and patchy English build some of Australia’s most successful online businesses, with a combined exit valued of more than $1 billion? You may not know their faces but you’ll certainly know the brands they build – catch.com.au, Menulog, Scoopon and Luxury Escapes. What’s more, they did it on a budget and spent virtually zero on marketing. How did they do it? With great copywriting, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion to create a successful business.

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5 tips for finding your ‘write’ people

It took me a while to find my people, but when I did things really started happening…fast! 
I went from my world of “one” where no one other than my non-writing family and friends knew about my creative writing projects – to sharing my work with a community of like-minded writers. Here’s how you can fast track your way to finding your people…

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Ep 003: How much should a copywriter charge?

In Episode 003 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: People love being a copywriter for lots of reasons – it’s portable, you can write from anywhere, you don’t need a degree in writing and it doesn’t matter how old you are. But the real reason why people like writing copy is because it’s so well paid, especially when compared to traditional writing work like journalism, creative writing and feature writing.

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Ep 001: How to become a highly paid copywriter

In Episode 001 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: What is copywriting? Why are so many people interested in becoming one? What does it take to become a successful copywriter? Is it possible to make a living from copywriting? How can you get started as a freelance or ad agency copywriter?

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Ep 388 Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of ‘Other People’s Houses’.

In Episode 388 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Kelli Hawkins, author of Other People’s Houses. Discover manuscript awards you should enter in 2021. Our sister podcast So you want to be a copywriter with Bernadette Schwerdt is here. A.L. Tait’s The Fire Star makes the CBCA list of notables for 2021. Plus, we have 3 copies of Space Hopper by Helen Fisher to give away.

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WIN ‘Space Hopper’ by Helen Fisher

This week, we’re excited to be giving away Space Hopper – the debut novel from UK author Helen Fisher and a book that legendary author Marian Keyes describes as “an unusual intriguing novel… the first in ages that actually *interested* me”. So, what’s got Marian all excited? Why has it

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Ep 006: How former teacher Tanya Enright reinvented her life to become a copywriter

In Episode 006 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: After a workplace injury left her unable to teach again, Tanya Enright turned to copywriting as a new career.  It delivered in spades. 4 months after completing our short course, she packed up her bags, hit the road with her partner and three dogs, and has not looked back. In this episode, she tells us how she did it, why she did it, and how she managed to create a flourishing copywriting career so quickly.

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Manuscript awards to enter in 2021

Was 2020 going to be the year you showcased your manuscript with the world but just didn’t get around to it? Given the year that was, we’ll let you off. But now it is 2021. There are some exciting opportunities for you this year, so we’ve created a list of

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Q&A: “Wonderous” vs “wondrous” vs “wonderful”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, wonders will never cease… Q:

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Furious Fiction February 2021 winner and shortlist

It was a happy third birthday to Furious Fiction this month (be sure to check out our “stories behind the stories” collection) and to celebrate turning three, every story had to begin with the word THREE. That wasn’t all though: Each story had to be set in a SCHOOL. Each

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Ep 004: Menulog co-founder Gabby Leibovich on how to build a billion-dollar online business

In Episode 004 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: How do two Israeli brothers with no money, basic tech skills and patchy English build some of Australia’s most successful online businesses, with a combined exit valued of more than $1 billion? You may not know their faces but you’ll certainly know the brands they build – catch.com.au, Menulog, Scoopon and Luxury Escapes. What’s more, they did it on a budget and spent virtually zero on marketing. How did they do it? With great copywriting, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion to create a successful business.

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5 tips for finding your ‘write’ people

It took me a while to find my people, but when I did things really started happening…fast! 
I went from my world of “one” where no one other than my non-writing family and friends knew about my creative writing projects – to sharing my work with a community of like-minded writers. Here’s how you can fast track your way to finding your people…

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Q&A: “In the box seat”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have bums on seats…

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Ep 003: How much should a copywriter charge?

In Episode 003 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: People love being a copywriter for lots of reasons – it’s portable, you can write from anywhere, you don’t need a degree in writing and it doesn’t matter how old you are. But the real reason why people like writing copy is because it’s so well paid, especially when compared to traditional writing work like journalism, creative writing and feature writing.

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Furious Fiction – the stories behind the stories

In February 2021, our monthly short story competition Furious Fiction celebrated three years in existence. And while the hope of taking home the top prize or being featured in the short and longlists each month is a big part of the fun, we also regularly hear from people who are

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Speechwriter’ by Martin McKenzie-Murray

“The ‘Black Mirror’ Australian politics has been waiting for.” – Zan Rowe This week’s giveaway book is the fiction debut of erstwhile speechwriter and Saturday Paper journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray. In The Speechwriter, he takes us on a frantic, funny, and surreal journey through the corridors of power. Here’s a quick

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Ep 001: How to become a highly paid copywriter

In Episode 001 of So You Want To Be A Copywriter: What is copywriting? Why are so many people interested in becoming one? What does it take to become a successful copywriter? Is it possible to make a living from copywriting? How can you get started as a freelance or ad agency copywriter?

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Q&A: “A shot or stab in the dark?”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re taking a shot in

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Four Winds’ by Kristin Hannah

She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times… This week’s giveaway book is The Four Winds – a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah.

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