Writing Tips and Tools

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

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In a talk for Writers Victoria in March 2014, poet, memoirist and editor Peter Rose spoke about the daily necessity of poetry.

In this extract, Peter shares his insights on drafting, fashionable forms, poetry publishing opportunities and more.

Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), just reissued as a Text Classic. His latest novel is Roddy Parr (Fourth Estate, 2010).

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In the fifth and final month of her 2014 Online Short Story Clinic, WV tutor Laura Jean McKay shares her tips for resolving short stories...

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In the fourth month of her 2014 Online Short Story Clinic, WV tutor Laura Jean McKay shares her tips for writing about the passing of time in short stories...

Laura Jean McKay sits in front of banners that read Writers Victoria and The Write Place

In the third month of her 2014 Online Short Story Clinic, WV tutor Laura Jean McKay shares her tips for writing about conflict within short stories...

Laura Jean McKay sits in front of banners that read Writers Victoria and The Write Place

In the second month of her 2014 Online Short Story Clinic, WV tutor Laura Jean McKay shares her tips for writing dialogue in short stories...

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Blogger and Writers Victoria tutor Karen Andrews of Miscellaneous Mum shares some advice about entering the world of blogging.

Karen is an award-winning writer, author, editor, poet and publisher. Her work has appeared in Island, Meanjin, the Age, The Australian, Sunday Life and many other publications. Her latest book is Crying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood. She has been blogging as Miscellaneous Mum since 2006.

Laura Jean McKay sits in front of banners that read Writers Victoria and The Write Place

In the first month of her 2014 Online Short Story Clinic, WV tutor Laura Jean McKay shares her tips for giving and receiving feedback...

The National Writers' Centre Network is Australia's largest network of writers. The network supports and connects writers in all the States and Territories of Australia.

Together, we represent more than 10,000 members and a much broader constituency of early career, emerging and established authors – across all genres, all styles and all parts of Australia.

The following organisations offer information, support and services including editing, contracts and legal advice to writers and those interested in writing.

A podcast about the first time you... publish a book. One part reality show, one part writers’ masterclass.

Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews, and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover.

 

Katherine and Kate met in the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT. Katherine asked Kate to join her writers group. Kate said yes.