Essential Reading for Developing Writers
2013 / Rachael Nielsen / Writers Block / Writing Inspiration

Essential Reading for Developing Writers

— Rachael Nielsen I don’t have a yacht and I don’t come from money. The opposite is the assumption when I casually mention that I’ve studied at Oxford. That’s Oxford University in England, yes. (Note: you must mention something like this casually otherwise you sound pretentious). I tend to mention this summer of study and … Continue reading

Surviving Ubud’s Writers & Readers Festival: One Man’s Journey
2013 / Josh Inman / Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Surviving Ubud’s Writers & Readers Festival: One Man’s Journey

— JC Inman With my clothes all washed, but suitcases still on the bedroom floor, I take time to reflect on this year’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), glass of wine in hand. Writers festivals are a bit like a coin jar: you’re never quite sure of how much gold you’re gunna come away … Continue reading

Canberra Writers at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
2013 / Canberra / Josh Inman / Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Canberra Writers at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

 – by JC Inman A swarm of ravenous literary types have begun descending on Bali’s cultural Mecca of Ubud ready to devour this year’s crop of luminaries, for this weekend is the 10th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. As one of the madding crowd, I will be throwing myself into festival in the same way … Continue reading

Everything Starts with Books: Aleesah Darlison and Writing for Children
2013 / Aleesah Darlison / children's story books / Publishing

Everything Starts with Books: Aleesah Darlison and Writing for Children

There is always something in our childhood that is special with to us. For me, it was books. I would devour them and my first memory of reading a children’s book was Possum Magic by Mem Fox. The memories of these books are still with me today. – by Laura Bartlett ‘Everything starts with books. … Continue reading

Podcast: Before and After Writers Block
2013 / Charlotte Clutterbuck / Interview / Red Wheelbarrow Project / Writers Block

Podcast: Before and After Writers Block

How do others suffer from writers block? Charlotte Clutterbuck discusses her unusually interdisciplinary and fascinatingly successful approach to unjamming writers block, while discussing her life, her poetry and quarks. Music by Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens Interview by Rosanna Stevens Charlotte Clutterbuck at the ACT Writers Centre Unjammed: Overcoming Writer’s Block with Charlotte Clutterbuck … Continue reading