On Writing

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

Loving writing is complicated. Toni Jordan channels Marcus Aurelius (and Miley Cyrus) and learns to embrace the obstacles.

Madeleine Dore turns to the broken-hearted to understand how heartbreak can lead to new expressions of ourselves.

When good erotic writing works, there is nothing like it, writes Krissy Kneen.
(Warning: sexual language and themes).

In the first PEN Melbourne column for 2018, we have good news concerning talented young award-winning Iranian cartoonist Ali Durani, better known under the pseudonym Eaten Fish.

Fan-fiction is a way of engaging with stories and characters you love, but for Jes Layton it has also provided a lesson in living. (Warning: sexual language and themes).

What happens when you put it all on the line to do what you love? Mark Brandi lives to tell the tale.

I did a random Google search today on ‘life after writing your first book’. Succinct and self-explanatory; it’s exactly where I’m at right now.

I am very grateful for the Women Writers of Colour Bursary provided by Writers Victoria, which enabled me to attend The Art of Criticism: Giving and Receiving Feedback workshop hosted by YA novelist, professional editor and manuscript assessor Shivaun Plozza in January.

Spiri Tsintziras

Creating annual reports is daunting. The process can be derailed by challenging timelines, editing various writing styles to get a consistent voice, and the number of decision makers involved in sign off.

In the leadup to her Business Writing workshop on Annual Reports, communications specialist Spiri Tsintziras shares five tips on how to make project managing, writing and editing your organisation’s annual report as painless as possible.

A photo of A. S. Patrić by Bleddyn Butcher

A. S. Patrić is the author of two short story collections, 'Las Vegas for Vegans' and 'The Rattler and Other Stories'. His debut novel 'Black Rock White Cit'y was published to critical acclaim in 2015 and won the Miles Franklin Award in 2016.​ He talks to Writers Victoria about writing his recent novel 'Atlantic Black'.