Taking Five with Benjamin Law

AWM took five with Ben Law to discuss his–very reasonably priced–new book Sh*t Asian Mother’s Say, and sweaty writing weekends in Brisbane with his sister Michelle Law. Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter, and has completed a PhD in television writing and cultural studies. He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis speaks to AWM intern about how her love of fierce female protagonists sparked the idea for main character Tommi Grayson in her novel Who’s Afraid?. Our five quick questions with Maria Lewis will give you a short peek into her creative brain,  as well as a lingering desire to watch back-to-back episodes of Daria. Maria Lewis is an authority on film … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

It’s Friday, and once again we celebrate with a fry-up of useful links. Pinterest is the  hot new social network of the moment, and in If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a Pin On It Tasmanian writer Tansy Rayner Roberts starts looking for ways it can be used as a promotional vehicles for writers. If … Continue reading »

26 April Writing Race with Allison Rushby

Next Tuesday 26 April, our Writing Race special guest will be Allison Rushby, author of the Living Blonde trilogy. Allison will soon head off to England and she’ll blog about her adventures at www.keepcalmandcarryvegemite.com You can also follow Allison on Twitter at Allison_Rushby All welcome to join us next week from 8pm at www.awmonline.com.au!

Teaching the machine…

Want to understand the interwebz better, especially as it relates to writing and publishing? Then The Machine is Us/ing Us is compulsory viewing. Michael Wesch (a.k.a. ‘the explainer’), cultural anthropologist who explores the impact of new media on society, gives the history and future potential of a database-backed worldwide web in one 5 minute video. … Continue reading »

A browsey new year…

Did you have a rejuvenating festive season, finding lots of lovely writing time, or enjoying a break from the page to get out and live? I had three weeks off the grid, on the beach and then the Great Barrier Reef – no internet, no mobile, no techo-tentacles at all – and it has given me a fresh … Continue reading »

Blogosphere re-entry imminent…

Why is it that the more time passes between blogging, the harder it is to publish that new post? To paraphrase writing genius Aaron Sorkin, let’s overlook that I came late to the party, and celebrate the fact  that I turned up at all… Time to catch up on recent events in the blogosphere: They’ve started announcing the Book Bloggers … Continue reading »