Kyra Thomsen

Kyra is a writer and editor from Wollongong. She works full-time as a content writer while reading on the train and drafting short fiction stories in her spare time. Kyra won the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and has been published in Kindling, Seizure Online, Space Place & Culture and Tide. She enjoys admiring her bookshelves, watching cheesy shows on Netflix, and browsing her Tumblr. You can learn more about Kyra's previous publications, plus find fortnightly posts, on her website: kyrathomsen.com.

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 world, we’ve made new friends …

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Poet of the Month, TJ Wilkshire, on Poetry Techniques & Staying Ambitious

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Poem of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. We chatted with Brisbane-based writer, TJ Wilkshire, about her poem ‘My Head‘ and its techniques and influences, and her best advice …

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Poet of the Month, Claire Wong, on Fusing Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Poem of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. We spoke with UK-based writer, Claire Wong, about her poem ‘Etymology in the Buffer Zone’ and the mythological inspirations behind her …

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Author Focus -Short Story of the Month

Short Story Author of the Month, Cassie Hamer, on Writing Inspiration and Advice

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Short Story of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. We talked with Kindling III author, Cassie Hamer, about her story ‘Tim’s War‘ which explores adolescence and friendship during the …

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Short Story Author of the Month, Linda Godfrey, on Realistic Characters and Writing Advice

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Short Story of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. We talked with south coast writer, editor, and event organiser, Linda Godfrey, about her enchanting outback bildungsroman story ‘Aunt Merle‘. …

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How to Punctuate Your Dialogue

Video: How To Punctuate Your Dialogue

You’re in the thick of writing some characters’ conversations and it hits you: where do the commas go? Do you need one after an exclamation mark? How’s it supposed to look on the page? We’ve broken down some dialogue into its simplest parts with our step-by-step, visual tutorial covering punctuation, dialogue tags, descriptors, and formatting. …

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Short Story Author of Month

Short Story of the Month Author Katrina Kemp on Character and Authentic Voice

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Story of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. We discussed writing and reading with Katrina Kemp, author of ‘Word-Flies‘, a story using two rounded characters which features as our …

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Poet of the Month Hannah Masterson on Appropriating Classics for Modern Audiences

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Poem of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. I talked with South Coast writer Hannah Masterson whose poem ‘Nevermore’, a modern ode to Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Raven’, was …

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Short Story Author of the Month Anne Vince on Australian History, Racism, and Writing Advice

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Short Story of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. Anne Vince, a writer and teacher living in rural Australia, spoke to us about her prose piece, ‘On Reading “Nigger’s …

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Poet of the Month Ruth Christopher on Bukowski and Stream of Consciousness

Every month, Writer’s Edit selects one work to feature as our Poem of the Month. This year we’re going behind the scenes of the writing to discuss inspirations and influences with the authors themselves. I chatted to Los Angeles ‘Poet Punk’ and Kindling II author, Ruth Christopher, whose prose poem ‘Marc Antony’ was highlighted as …

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