Category: So you want to be a writer

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 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 384 Tania Blanchard’s ‘Letters from Berlin’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 384 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard. Set in 1943 Berlin, 18-year-old Susanna Göttmann accepts the help of an influential Nazi officer to protect her family and the man she loves. But at what cost? Tania once again draws on her own family history to tell an extraordinary tale of tragedy and courage, love and loss, endings and new beginnings. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this book.

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Ep 383 Meet Remy Lai, author of ‘Fly on the Wall’.

In Episode 383 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Remy Lai, author of Fly on the Wall. Discover the writing competitions you need to enter for 2021. Authors share the most surprising thing about getting published. Plus, we have 3 copies of The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale to give away.

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Ep 382 Pamela Cook’s ‘All We Dream’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 382 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘All We Dream’ by Pamela Cook. Sydney lawyer Miranda McIntyre discovers family secrets and her quest for the truth forces her to question the life she’s worked so hard to create. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this book.

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Ep 380 Penelope Janu’s ‘Starting from Scratch’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 380 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘Starting From Scratch’ by Penelope Janu. Return to the town of Horseshoe Hill and Sapphie Brown as she grapples with her injured pride, and questions if it’s standing in the way of true love. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this charming rural romance.

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Ep 378 Jodi Picoult’s ‘The Book of Two Ways’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 378 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘The Book of Two Ways’ by Jodi Picoult. This is the latest novel from the bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Small Great Things, Nineteen Minutes, A Spark of Light, and many, many more. Jodi is well-known for tackling big issues and exploring complicated moral topics, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception. This time it’s death, motherhood, choices and regrets. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the prologue of this thought-provoking story.

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Ep 376 Sonya Bates’s ‘Inheritance of Secrets’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 376 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘Inheritance of Secrets’ by Sonya Bates. Juliet’s elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime – and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl’s missing signet ring. This is the debut novel from Sonya, one of our amazing graduates at the Australian Writers’ Centre. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this gripping mystery.

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Ep 374 Tea Cooper’s ‘The Cartographer’s Secret’ [Story Sessions series]

In Episode 374 of So You Want To Be A Writer: This ‘inbetweenisode’ is part of our Story Sessions series featuring ‘The Cartographer’s Secret’ by Tea Cooper. Follow Letitia Rawlings on her quest in 1911’s Hunter Valley to heal a family rift. An intricately illustrated map offers a clue to the fate of her long-lost aunt. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this mesmerising historical mystery.

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The 10 favourite podcast interviews of 2020

We just love bringing the So you want to be a writer podcast to your ears – chatting all things writing, publishing and, of course, our favourite desserts. This year, the podcast not only turned six, we also released 61 new episodes – and had a lot of fun with our

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Ep 371 Meet Nathan Makaryk, author of ‘Lionhearts’.

In Episode 371 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Nathan Makaryk, author of Lionhearts. Discover the 7 tips you need to know about writing historical fiction and last-minute gift ideas for the writers in your life. Plus, we are giving away a massive 10-book pack to one lucky winner.

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