Weekly Writing Prompts #1

Ever need an extra push with your writing? Writer's Edit is dedicated to helping you get there. Check out the first of our weekly writing prompts below and get started! If you’re working on an ongoing fiction project: Take a small instance or moment within your story - make it …

Miles Franklin Winner – Questions of Travel

There's been a hell of a lot of buzz about this year's Miles Franklin award, particularly due to the all-female shortlist. Well, the winner has finally been announced - Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser. Congratulations! Accompanied by the announcement was the press release below: “The Miles Franklin Literary …

Awards Season for APA

It's a glamourous time of year for us readers and writers with the Australian Book Industry Award winners having just been announced. A couple of highlights: Taking out the categories: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year and Newcomer of the Year was M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, …

Some Inspiration from Julian Barnes

Are you aspiring to write great literature? Wondering what the classics are all about? Check out the snippet below from Julian Barnes' 'The Sense of an Ending' to see what his characters think about it. Do you share the same fear? This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t …

All-Female Miles Franklin 2013 Shortlist

With the announcement of the Miles Franklin Award Winner coming up in less than a month’s time, attention has turned to the all-female short-list. For the first time in the Award’s 57 year history, women have dominated the long-list by a 4:1 ratio and have gone on to take the …