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Author: Kyra Thomsen

How Word Sprints Will Help You Win NaNoWriMo This Year

For those about to start NaNoWriMo – we salute you! In fact, we’ll even join you! We’ve got some fantastic writing exercises planned for October and November, to help you (and everyone else writing as per usual) to get a

Why Your Writing Has Been Rejected And How To Cope

There are countless factors that go into rejecting a work. You might be familiar with submitting, but here’s a peek into the flip-side of publishing and rejection. I’ve been on both sides of the rejection spectrum recently: as a writer

The Secret to Simpler Short Story Writing: The Story Object

Deputy Editor Kyra lets us in on her ultimate secret to writing short stories...

The Top 3 Short Stories by Franz Kafka

Well-known to be one of the best short story writers of his century, Franz Kafka turns up in school curriculums and must-read lists often – and for good reason. His stories border between realism and the wacky in ways that

Why Comparing Yourself to Other Writers is Killing Your Creativity

Deputy Editor Kyra Bandte explores why we shouldn't compare ourselves to other writers...

On Writing Novels & Endings with Evie Wyld at Sydney Writers’ Festival

Our Editor Kyra recaps a very special event with author Evie Wyld on her novel 'All the Birds, Singing'...

Literary Device: Imagery

Writer Kyra Bandte delves into how to write effective imagery in fiction, and where to find inspiration...

Writers on the Reality of Book Covers

How much control does an author have over the design of their book cover? Kyra Bandte talks to Shady Cosgrove and Pip Newling to find out.

How to Make Sure You’re Reading Properly

A discussion on the importance of reading, and how being well-read can help develop your skills as a writer.

The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker – Review

An overly ambitious plot casts a shadow over some truly great potential. We share our thoughts on the NY Times bestselling debut novel by Helene Wecker.