On Writing

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

Winter School season is almost here!

To celebrate, we’re giving away a ticket to a writing workshop of your choice! Want to go in the draw to win? All you have to do is post a picture of your favourite “winter read” on Instagram with the hashtag #WVwinter.

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Older characters in literature can build on ageist assumptions in society, says Melanie Joosten. Ahead of her workshop on Writing Older Characters, we spoke to Melanie about how to go beyond cliches to write older characters well.

Emily O’Grady has won the 2018 Vogel Literary Award for her captivating first novel 'The Yellow House'. Each year, the prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Allen & Unwin is awarded to the best unpublished manuscript by an Australian writer under 35.

Beth Atkinson-Quinton

Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing storytelling mediums. Ahead of her workshop on writing for the ear, we spoke to Beth Atkinson-Quinton about how writing for audio can create intimate moments of honesty and vulnerability.

Regional writing groups and organisations in Victoria are able to apply for grants of $880 to subsidise literary activities in their area, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Applicants must be current regional members of Writers Victoria (in the non-profit organisation or regional writers’ group membership category), or Regional Ambassadors, and based in one of the 48 Local Government Authorities in Regional Victoria as listed on the Creative Victoria website.

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What does winter conjure for you? Perhaps it’s seeing your breath come out in clouds on cold mornings, or wrestling with an umbrella in the wind. Or perhaps it’s wrestling with your own words – getting them down, polishing them up, making them sing.

This July, Winter School is back, with fourteen writing workshops to keep your creative fires burning.

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Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Jay Kristoff on writing 'LIFEL1K3'

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Writers Victoria member Robert Lukins discusses the writing of his debut novel ‘The Everlasting Sunday’.

Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Jenny Ackland about her new novel ‘Little Gods’.

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Writers Victoria intern Ellen O'Brien talks to Roger Averill about his new novel ‘Relatively Famous’