Special Guest Charlotte Nash at the Writing Race Tonight

Good morning everyone, Amy the intern back again. Last week was particularly quiet on the forums, but never fear, I kept writing on into the night with my faithful hound and a cup of tea for company. I was inspired by the words of American author E.L. Doctorow: ‘Writing a novel is like driving a … Continue reading »

Writing Race 20th March – Tonight!

Recap of Last Week’s Writing Race Wednesday the 13th of March was a quiet night for writing; thank you to Catherine who joined me. Exciting News: Next Week’s Guest is Charlotte Nash! Charlotte will be coming along as Race Captain on March 27th and I can’t wait for her to join us in the Writing … Continue reading »

Fantastic opportunity for aspiring authors…

Hachette Australia and Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) have announced their national program for writers in 2010. This round, the program is open for emerging Australian authors of both commercial adult fiction and non-fiction with manuscripts that range from 50,000 – 120,000 words. Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from … Continue reading »

QWC Blog Tour …

Speakeasy is very excited to be part of the Queensland Writers Centre blog tour. I am currently away at the Hachette manuscript development retreat, immersed in all things writerly, so the timing is perfect… QWC: Where do your words come from? There is a part of my brain that I can’t consciously reach (but which … Continue reading »

Books cheapened, not cheaper …

QWC rejects Commission’s stance on parallel importation of books As you know, Speakeasy and the Australian writer’s Marketplace are both published by Queensland Writers Centre. QWC has released this statement on recent developments regarding the parallel importation of books: On Tuesday 14 July, the Productivity Commission published the report of their investigation into copyright restrictions on … Continue reading »