On Writing

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

Sally Fitts is interested in creative non-fiction and poetry. Her creative life so far has been as a visual artist, and you can see some of her work at sallyfitts.com. This is Sally’s first published work.

Andy Jackson's latest collection of poems, 'Music Our Bodies Can't Hold', was shortlisted for the 2020 John Bray Poetry Award.

Inga Liljestrom is an Australian singer-songwriter currently living in the UK. She has released albums internationally, written music for nature documentaries, teaches sound healing and is currently working on a PhD about the creative Muse.

Jenny Valentish's 'Everything Harder Than Everyone Else' was published in June 2021 by Black Inc. Read an extract from the book below.

Jess Zanoni is a writer, musician and editor. Find her music as a member of pop trio Arbes, and her writing in 'Cordite' and 'Voiceworks'.

Scarlett Harris is a Melbourne culture critic. She is the author of the book ‘A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment.’ 

(No mental health professionals who I reached out to returned requests for comment for this article.)

Jessica White is the author of the novels 'A Curious Intimacy' and 'Entitlement', and a hybrid memoir about deafness, 'Hearing Maud'.

Tim Ferguson is a comedian, director, screenwriter and author of comedy screenwriting manual ‘The Cheeky Monkey’.

Ruby Hillsmith (@rubyhillsmith) was the 2020 Write-Ability Poetry Fellow at Writers Victoria and was selected as a 2020-21 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for her non-fiction project 'Little Islands, Dead Sea'.