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Photo of Luke Ryan RESOURCE VIDEO: Copywriting and your Career

Copywriting is not a dirty word. In this video from his 2017 webinar, Luke Ryan gives us an introduction to the basics of the copywriting and learn how it can become a crucial, enjoyable and well-paying part of a sustainable writing career.

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Photo of Lisa Dempster RESOURCE VIDEO: How to get involved in writers' festivals

What’s the best way to get invited to a writers’ festival (and get invited back)? How can authors put their best foot forward? In this video from her 2015 webinar, Melbourne Writers Festival Director Lisa Dempster shares her tips on breaking into the national and international festival scene.

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Foong Ling Kong RESOURCE VIDEO: How to Pitch to Publishers

In this video from her 2015 webinar, Foong Ling Kong shares what publishers look for and why. Learn the rudiments of a well-constructed proposal, how to write a successful covering letter and the importance of a good synopsis.

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Piggy bank wearing glasses RESOURCE VIDEO: How to write a funding application

In this video from her 2017 webinar, Director of Writers Victoria Kate Larsen shares some top tips on writing effective funding applications.

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Photo of Euan Mitchell RESOURCE VIDEO: Intro to ePublishing

In this video from his 2016 webinar, Euan Mitchell shares concise and money-saving answers about the ebook publishing process. Costs and benefits are weighed up against a list of common options for launching ebooks into orbit.

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Photo of Kelly Gardiner RESOURCE VIDEO: Intro to Online Marketing

How do we choose online tools that suit us and our readers, and help us manage our time? In this video from her 2016 webinar, Kelly Gardiner talks about how to create and manage an online presence that is professional, interesting and doesn’t treat publishing like a late night shopping channel.

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Jackey Coyle RESOURCE VIDEO: The Freelance Life

How do you sustain your writing practice and make a living? In this video from her 2016 webinar, Jackey Coyle shares her tips on how to design your writing life with the tools to plan, work smarter, keep the books, maximise tax deductions and run your micro-business.

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The Victorian Writer: 2008, December

The Year that Was

‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine is a valuable resource for Writers Victoria members and aspiring writers across Australia.

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The Victorian Writer: 2008, June

A Sense of Place

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The Victorian Writer: 2010, April

Collaboration

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The Victorian Writer: 2010, August

Getting Your Writing Out There

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The Victorian Writer: 2012, January

Adaptation

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The Victorian Writer: 2012, June

Stage & Screen

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, August

Festivals

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, December

Place

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, November

Food & Wine

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, August

Festivals

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, December

Travel

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, July

Genre

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, May

Words & Sounds

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, November

Research

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, September

Words & Pictures

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, August

Romance & Erotica

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, December

Fairy Tale Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, January

Fiction Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, June

The Writer's Toolbox

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, March

Etiquette Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, May

Writing for Children

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, November

Health Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, September

Indie Publishing

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, April

Writing for Young Adults

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, August

Local Colour

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, December

Beyond the Page

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, October

Modes, Methods and Miscellany

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, April

Pure Speculation

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, August

Which Way Up?

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, December

Crossings

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, February

Back to School

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, June

The Kit Out

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, October

Do It Yourself

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The Emerging Issue The Victorian Writer: 2018 Oct-Nov

'The Emerging Issue': What is an emerging writer? While Writers Victoria defines an emerging writer as someone who has ‘done a fair amount of writing ... had some short pieces published or been listed for some awards’, other organisations add a long-form published work to the mix. At any rate, there’s some confusion here, so in this issue, we try to pin down this enigmatic and elusive creature. Kate Cantrell unpicks the terminology, Sara Bannister expresses the frustrations of the pre-emerged state and Gabriella Muñoz writes about re-emerging in a new country.

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The Victorian Writer: 2018, Apr-May

In this issue, we look at successful writing collaborations and their intricacies. Cath CrowleySimmone Howell and Fiona Wood talk about working together on 'Take Three Girls'; Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff talk to The Garret Podcast's Nic Brasch about their celebrated partnership; and CS Pacat writes about the development of her graphic novel series 'FENCE' and her relationship with artist Johanna the Mad.

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The Victorian Writer: 2018, Aug-Sep

Non-fictional

Setting out to do justice to non-fiction with its tenticular reach in thirty-four pages is an impossible task. It is such a various and amorphous genre, encompassing forms such as reference books and educational texts, essays, biography, memoir, true crime, creative and narrative non-fiction, and poetry.

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The Victorian Writer: 2018, Feb-Mar

'Love Writing': In this issue, Toni Jordan channels Marcus Aurelius (and Miley Cyrus) in her quest to embrace the obstacles writing lays out for us; Mark Brandi puts it all on the line for his writing; agent Jeanne Ryckmans reflects on how a love of storytelling has shaped her career – and her life, and Jes Layton tells us why she’s fallen hard for fan-fiction.

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The Victorian Writer: 2018, Jun-Jul

Writing Life

All writers write life, whether the form is fiction, non-fiction, even instructional. It's impossible to escape life in writing.

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The Victorian Writer: 2018-19, Dec-Jan

'Writing Each Other'

When inspiration strikes and the words and ideas are flowing and our worlds are building and our characters are becoming, it can be hard to pull away from the page or screen and ask, ‘Why am I telling this story?’

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about writing outside lived experience. The debate is complex and can be exhausting. In this issue, we endeavour to shine a light on different perspectives of the debate and look at some of the ways we can approach writing each other.

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The Victorian Writer: 2019 Apr-May

'Write Place'

Place in writing is much more than a stage for characters and action. Place is the point at which politics, history and memory meet – and sometimes it is character and action as well. 

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Aug Sep 2019 Exchanges The Victorian Writer: 2019 Aug-Sep

Writing is all about connections – the connections that happen neurologically, those that happen on the page and those that happen on a social level. These connections allow for exchanges: of ideas, of wisdom, for that sense that you’re not alone in all of this.

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The Victorian Writer: 2019 Feb-Mar

Doing It For the Kids

Children’s publishing is flourishing. Bookshops are heaving under the weight of irresistible offerings, exquisitely illustrated and designed, with punchy, poignant stories and vibrant, quick-witted characters.

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The Victorian Writer: 2019 Jun-Jul

Whether we’re finding our way into our very first story or braving that first submission, or facing yet another blank page, or struggling to find the right opening lines, as writers, there are so many ways for us to begin.

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The Victorian Writer: 2019 Oct–Nov

This month, Writers Victoria marks thirty years of supporting and promoting the wonderful work of Victorian writers. 

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The Victorian Writer: 2019–2020 Dec–Jan

'Bold and Brilliant' celebrates the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) and features disabled writers living in Victoria. As you’ll see in these poems, essays and short stories, there can be so many bold and brilliant moments in a disabled life. In this issue, Lyndel Caffrey explains the origins of the award-winning Write-ability program, and how it continues to change and grow. Chanel Geddes’s surreal short story explores societal expectations and the desire for belonging.

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The Victorian Writer: 2020 Apr–May

'Writing Change' was chosen as a theme for this issue long before the bushfire crisis, floods and COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention a funnel-web spider ‘bonanza’, brought visions of environmental apocalypse into public consciousness. What is the role of the writer in such times? This issue features writing from Amanda Niehaus, Ash Peplow Ball, Jessica White, Bel Woods, Alex Kelly, and Michael Pulsford – among many others.

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The Victorian Writer: 2020 Feb–Mar

As bushfires rage across the country, the fate of entire communities, human and animal, rests on a sudden wind change, an unpredictable lightning strike. ‘We need writers to tell the stories of these times,’ urges Chris McKenzie in her PEN Melbourne column. But how do we tell those stories in ways that make people want to read them?

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The Victorian Writer: 2020 Jun – Sept

This ‘Sense and Sensibilities’ edition is a bumper issue covering June to September, and what a powerful issue it is — all the more so coming at a time when many writers feel unable to work, paralysed by anxiety in the face of extraordinary world events. Featuring writing from Kelly Gardiner, Patti Miller, Karon Warren, Krissy Kneen, Marisa Wikramanayake, Meg Vann, Heidi Everett, Roz Bellamy, David Maney, Thuy On, Kirsten Krauth, Katia Ariel, Rebecca Fraser, Siobhan Kavanagh, Belinda Lyons-Lee and Katherine Smyrk.

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