At last week’s writing race, we were joined by one of my favourite authors, PM Newton. As an undoubted fan of the crime-fiction genre, I relished the opportunity to hear PM Newton’s advice on the art of writing, as well as the story behind her award-winning novels, The Old School and Beams Falling. She didn’t … Continue reading »
This week at AWM’s Writing Race, we will be joined by crime-fiction author PM Newton. A former police detective, Newton resigned from the job when she grew tired of ‘meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives’. Her first novel, The Old School, won both the Sisters in Crime Davitt … Continue reading »
This week at the AWM writing race, we will be introducing 2015’s first Guest Race Captain of the 2015 Writing Race series. Our Guest Captains give racers the chance to talk writing and publishing with industry experts, and our fist special guest for 2015 is award-winning author Kim Wilkins, who writes across a number of different … Continue reading »
2015 GenreCon Registration is now live. To book your tickets, head over the Australian Writers Marketplace store where there are options to pick up Weekend Registrations, book Banquet Tickets, and secure your place at the opening night reception.
Eager to get your ticket to this year’s GenreCon? Registration for the 2015 event opens this Sunday at 12:00 PM Queensland Time (that’s 1:00 PM for you folks East Coast folks on daylight savings). We’ll be offering a special, early-bird rate of $220 for the first fifty conference registrations, after which the price will increase … Continue reading »
Our development team will be deploying a series of updates to the Australian Writers Marketplace between 10:00-11:00 AM Brisbane Time today (11:00 – 12:00 Daylight Savings Time). While these updates aren’t expected to interrupt any key site functions, users may experience slower than usual access or temporary disruptions while AWM is undergoing maintenance.
Sure, we’ve all heard it by now: if you want to be a writer, you’ve gotta get into the habit of writing every day. After all, Stephen King built his career on writing 2,000 words every day, according to his memoir, On Writing. NaNoWriMo extols the productive virtues of doing 1,666 words a day, on … Continue reading »
One of my favourite parts of getting back into the office at the start of the year is catching up with my co-workers at Queensland Writers Centre and finding out their plans and goals for the coming year. Not just the work stuff – although we’ve got some exciting stuff coming in 2015 – but … Continue reading »
The Australian Writer’s Marketplace will host GenreCon 2015 in the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, October 30 – November 1, 2015. GenreCon provides an opportunity for writers, editors, agents and other genre fiction professionals to come together for three days of networking, seminars, workshops, and more. If you’re interested in coming along you’ll want to … Continue reading »