The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

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In the lead-up to Digital Makeover for Writers, we asked Euan Mitchell what he's had to do in the name of writing.

Euan is a former senior editor for a major publisher. He has written three novels and has a range of non-fiction books to his credit. He has also successfully published other writers in severalgenres. Euan has taught writing, editing and publishing at Monash University, Victoria University and Box Hill TAFE. His latest book is Your Publishing Options.

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Writers Victoria member Laura McPhee-Browne is the winner of our very short story competition with her eight-sentence story, The Book Club, which will be published on the back of eight Writers Victoria business cards next year.

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An interview with Vanessa Russell

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The summer we found the boat, Jake turned thirteen.

“Jake’s the head of the family now,” Mum announced.

Then she turned to me. “You have to do what he says.”

I couldn’t see how it made any difference. Jake had been bossing me around since the day I was born.

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December for me has always been the month of retrospection, soul-searching, summaries. This year has been my first year of living the tricky life of a writer-mother.

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We asked WV tutor Kelly Gardiner about her writing rituals and the books that make her cry.

Kelly is a writer, journalist and editor. Her books include the young adult novels 'Act of Faith' and 'The Sultan’s Eyes'; a picture book, 'Billabong Bill’s Bushfire Christma's; and the Swashbuckler historical adventure trilogy for young readers.

Melbourne short story writer Michelle Wright will travel to Sri Lanka this week as the first writer-in-residence at Galle’s historic Templeberg Villa.

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Now that the year is coming to a close, I am at work on my writing plans for 2014. I always need lots of plans to produce a little something. Making plans is one of my favourite activities. Plans make me feel secure and happy for that long period that I am drawing them, before the actual writing begins.

Tom Reed has been announced as the winner of the inaugural RMIT–Writers Victoria Crime Writing Competition.

Writers Victoria has been privileged to have the support of a long-standing community of members, partners and donors over the last 25 years.

This week we are particularly grateful for the support of one member who has chosen to remember Writers Victoria in her will.