Writing Tips and Tools

Get tips, tricks and tools on the craft of writing.

Our fact sheet 'Fellowships' covers where you can find a fellowship and how they can benefit your writing career. 

Our fact sheet 'Resources for Writing for Radio/Audio' covers how to get started and writing tips and resources.

This fact sheet 'Making a Living as a Writer' covers a brief overview of options and the standard rates of pay for a writer. 

Our fact sheet 'Resources for Crime Writers' covers conventions for true crime and crime fiction, writing tips, and where to find publishing opportunities and competitions.

Our fact sheet 'Resources for Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers' covers where to begin, where to get feedback and where to get published.

Screenshot of Kate's webinar

In this webinar, former Writers Victoria director Kate Larsen answers all your burning questions about the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. It's the perfect resource for those wanting to apply.

A screenshot of Jessica Walton during the webinar

Writers have explored their bodies through words in a variety of ways. 

In this recording of a webinar held in July 2017 as part of the Write-ability Goes Regional and Online program, children's book author Jessica Walton takes us through different examples of text and description and discusses how different approaches to writing about the body.

Intro to Online Courses

Never tried a webinar? Not sure what’s out there to help you to learn writing skills online?

In this recording from a Writers Victoria webinar in February 2017, Kate Larsen introduces you to a range of digital writing courses and resources, and answers questions about writing or publishing.

Photo of Christos Tsiolkas in front of a Writers Victoria sign that reads: All about writers

At the Writers Victoria fundraiser in December 2016, Christos Tsiolkas talked to WVs Bernadette Schwerdt about his writing journey and first big breaks, and shared his tips and tricks for aspiring writers.

For writing groups interested in generating material at meetings, writing exercises and activities can be a very helpful starting place.

Taking time after every exercise to discuss what one liked, disliked or learned from each activity can also help attain a greater understanding of what avenues of creative expression excite you as a writer, and can provide motivation for continued work within the restrictions and forms that those writing exercises impose.