Ep 61 In this week’s podcast, we discuss how to balance the loneliness of writing, the late William Zinsser’s writing advice, 5 websites to visit instead of writing, and where you can get free pictures. Also meet Writer in Residence Pip Lincolne, author of Craft for the Soul

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about long lost sisters meet in a writing class, healthy habits to deal with the loneliness of being a writer, the late William Zinsser’s advice, five websites to visit instead of writing, where you can get fab free pictures for your blog, Writer in Residence Pip Lincolne, how to manage passwords without losing your mind, approaching interviewees for article pitches, and more!

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Ep 60 What you need to know about getting an agent, how Twitter can work for you, have you mourned the death of a character and how to organise a book tour yourself. Should you write a blog series, get more corporate writing work and we chat to Writer in Residence Nicole Hayes, author of One True Thing

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Alan Cumming in Sydney, book-inspired jewellery, self publishing vs traditional publishing, new online property publication, how five writers got started on their first novels, should you start a blog, Writer in Residence Sylvia Day, the Ulysses app, how not to get bogged down in the plot, and more!

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Ep 59 The couple who is suing because their engagement photo ended up on an erotica novel without their permission, how to crowdfund a novel, famous book titles rewritten as click bait, the wonders of Textexpander and we chat to Writer in Residence and movie star Matt Nable.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Alan Cumming in Sydney, book-inspired jewellery, self publishing vs traditional publishing, new online property publication, how five writers got started on their first novels, should you start a blog, Writer in Residence Sylvia Day, the Ulysses app, how not to get bogged down in the plot, and more!

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iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here. Read more ...

Ep 58 The vocative comma, the Bundanon Trust residency, how to pitch non-fiction books, writing routines and Writer in Residence Pamela Hart.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about The disappearance of the vocative comma, how to write blog posts when you don’t want to, Bundanon Trust residency applications now open, 10 author platform examples, the rules for non-fiction manuscripts, Writer in Residence Pamela Hart, the value in routine, and much more!

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Ep 57 Words that should be in the dictionary, how to save time as a writer, are you a coffee-shop writer? How to make a motza as a self-published author. And we talk to Writer in Residence Rachel Power.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about our top 10 most downloaded interviews for 2014 (in no particular order): Graeme Simsion, Fleur McDonald, Allison Rushby, Kylie Mason, Deborah O’Brien, Liane Moriarty, Lex Marinos, Kylie Ladd, Chris Ducker
and Charlotte Wood.

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Ep 18 Kerching – Everything you need to know about pricing

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Money, money, money. Every photographer is different and every job is different. So what are you supposed to charge for your work? In this episode, we cover what you need to know to determine how much you should charge and give you ideas on how to be confident with your pricing.

Gina and Valerie chat about different types of pricing for different types of photography, and discuss the most common fears photographers have when quoting – and how to get over them. Listener questions answer and this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “luxury”.

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Ep 56 The app that replaces swear words in books, how to keep copywriting clients happy, the one crucial skill you need to write well and we talk to Writer in Residence Annabel Smith

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about The Sydney Writers’ Festival kicks off, are “clean words” offensive, the key to keeping clients happy, the one skill you need to write well, how to create a fantastic social media plan, the book Spell It Out by David Crystal, Writer in Residence Annabel Smith, understanding Scrivener, how to deal with negative people.

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Ep 55 Origins of punctuation marks, easy transcribing apps, author gets published at 95! And discover the hit novel written by five people.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Judith Rossell wins an Indie Award! Book 2 of the Mapmaker Chronicles is released, how punctuation marks got their names, 10 tools to keep you writing, first novel published at 95 years old, Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words, Writer in Residence Alice Campion, the one-minute writer, how often you should pitch and more!

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Ep 54 Get the most out of writers’ conferences, win a hotel by writing 200 words, mistakes writers make on Twitter, and Writer in Residence Patti Miller

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 shortlist, top authors give their advice on blogging, how to prepare for a writers’ conference, use your writing skills to win an inn, The Hoopla shuts down, bloggers moved from the front row at Melbourne Fashion Week, Writer in Residence Patti Miller, the four mistakes writers make on twitter, and more!

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Ep 53 Book-inspired jewellery. Self-publish or not? How 5 great writers got started; should you start a blog, and Writer in Residence Sylvia Day who has sold more than 16 million books.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Alan Cumming in Sydney, book-inspired jewellery, self publishing vs traditional publishing, new online property publication, how five writers got started on their first novels, should you start a blog, Writer in Residence Sylvia Day, the Ulysses app, how not to get bogged down in the plot, and more!

You can listen via:

iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here. Read more ...