Kindling III Launch Party Recap

Every year for the last three years, Writer’s Edit has launched a beautiful new book in the Kindling series. With each launch party, we’ve seen writers emerge from their busy lives and travel from all over Australia to come together and join the festivities. With each book brought into the …

4 Signs It’s Time To Quit A Writing Project

There is a romantic myth that surrounds writers. This myth is rife with infatuation, possessiveness and protectiveness: a writer is supposed to be obsessed with their work. Utterly absorbed. If their creative process stalls, or in some instances flatlines, the writer should just work harder. More rewrites, more experimentation. They should even …

Do Authors Really Need A Creative Writing Degree?

It’s an age-old question: is the ability to write creatively an inherent or learned skill? With the wide availability of writing courses at tertiary level in recent years, the question becomes even more pertinent: are writing degrees worth their salt? Do we really need a degree to be ‘legitimate’ authors? …

3 Easy Tricks For Improving Dialogue In Fiction

Think dialogue is just a case of he said, she said? Wrong. Dialogue is much more than a to-and-fro between characters; dialogue is the backbone of your narrative. In a single conversation between characters you can snag a reader and reel them in to shore. On the other hand, if your …

Top 5 Tips For Writing Compelling Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction is one of the most commonly read categories of fiction around. Despite its namesake, which implies writing exclusive to a particular age group, successful YA fiction is read and indulged in by many other age groups and tends to have a tremendously passionate following. When it comes to …

The Complete Guide To Bullet Journaling For Writers

You may have seen the terms 'bullet journal' or even #bujo floating around lately. Bullet journaling is a hugely popular method of organising, documenting and reflecting on your day-to-day life. It's a customisable combination of journal, diary, notebook, to-do list – and anything else you want to add, really! Bullet journals …