The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

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

Nic Brasch (Chair) awards Joel Becker life membership

Many thanks to all of the Writers Victoria members who joined us for the 29th Annual General Meeting last week.

At the meeting Nicolas Brasch, Chair of the Committee of Management, outlined some of the key governance activities for 2017, including:

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

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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’

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Barbara Toner discusses writing her twelth book ‘Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband’

The Write-ability logo on a navy blue background

Writers Victoria recently surveyed everyone who registered for Write-ability events since the program began in 2012, along with WV members who identified as people with disability (PWD). While the statistics collected are invaluable, it’s the experience of participants that matter most. We’ve learned much from participants’ comments and stories and have already implemented changes to the program based on that feedback.

If you love reading, chances are you've thought about reviewing books, too. Ahead of her Writers on Wednesday workshop on Book Reviewing, James Cayley asked The Big Issue books editor, Thuy On, what it takes to make it as a professional reviewer.