On Writing

Writers, editors, agents, publishers and more share their thoughts, experiences and stories.

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Writers Victoria member Robert Lukins discusses the writing of his debut novel ‘The Everlasting Sunday’.

Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Jenny Ackland about her new novel ‘Little Gods’.

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Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Roger Averill about his new novel ‘Relatively Famous’

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Barbara Toner discusses writing her twelth book ‘Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband’

If you love reading, chances are you've thought about reviewing books, too. Ahead of her Writers on Wednesday workshop on Book Reviewing, James Cayley asked The Big Issue books editor, Thuy On, what it takes to make it as a professional reviewer.

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Ryan O'Neill's latest book, about the lives of imaginary Australian writers, has been described as "a trick, a sham, a gorgeous lie." Ahead of his Short Story masterclass, James Cayley caught up with Ryan to find out why he's drawn short story, why parody works, and why literary writers should have a go at breaking the rules.

Mick McCoy discusses writing his new novel ‘What the Light Reveals’

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A search for stories of others diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) led Astrid Edwards to blog about her own experience. Ahead of the Own Voices: Why Writing Matters forum in Moe, Astrid spoke to Writers Victoria about her own work and that of others.

You began blogging at LadywithMS.com after being diagnosed in 2013. What role has writing about MS played for you?

Beginning writing can be overwhelming. But Demet Divaroren believes that it's all about trusting yourself. Following her Victorian Premier's Literary Award for her new YA book ‘Living on Hope Street’, we spoke to Demet about teaching writing, raising your voice, and keeping your creative flame burning.