Five Minutes with Julie Murphy #LoveAusAuthors

Julie Murphy writes about animals in her work, because she loves them. As a shy child, she says she felt more comfortable around animals than people, but ironically, she grew up in Housing Commission flats in Melbourne, where she wasn’t allowed to have cats or dogs. She did have a pet budgie called Pierre. The…

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Seven Tips For Writers to Improve Your Social Media

We all know social media can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to our personal and our professional lives. I can’t count the number of times, I’ve seen conversations online, about which platform is your ‘favourite’ and which ones you would like to ditch. But whether you love or hate it, social…

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Five Minutes with Gillian Polack #LoveAusAuthors

Gillian Polack was born and brought up in Melbourne. She hasn’t lived there since she was 21, but still feels as if Melbourne is home, saying she’s from Melbourne and returns there whenever she can. When it comes to her writing, she says the ‘small things of everyone’s lives,’ were always going to be part…

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Ten Tips on Writing & Publishing

I have had a lot of people asking me lately about how to begin writing a story. In particular, a number of readers have asked me about sharing parts of their own history. So, I thought I would share some tips from my personal experience. I began writing stories when I was just a little…

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The Crimson Thread by Kate Forsyth

Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning author, poet, and storyteller, and one of Australia’s favourite writers. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers. She has taught writing retreats in Australia, Fiji, Greece, and the United Kingdom, and often appears at…

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