Starting Out: The first series

Allison Tait blog
Posted on April 8, 2013

The first series of Starting Out is complete.

I’d like to thank all the wonderful writers who contributed and shared with us the benefits of all that wisdom and all those lessons.

1. So you want to be a freelance writer?

Megan Blandford


2. What kind of writer will you be?

Anna Spargo-Ryan


Karen Charlton


Kelly Exeter


Sarah Ayoub


Jenn J. McLeod


Gabrielle Tozer




Ros Baxter


Juliet Madison

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  1. campoontherun

    This is a fantastic idea! I’ve started reading the first couple (in amongst children asking for food and attention…) and can’t wait to read them all. I feel like all the writers are talking directly to me as they are the exact questions/feelings I’ve been having… Thank you!

  2. Collett Smart

    Thanks Allison – This is a fabulous series! – My school holiday reading – yay.

  3. Maxabella

    Thanks for letting me be a part of such a great series, Al. x

  4. notanotherslipperydip

    I can’t tell you how useful this series was for a new writer like me. Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive line up of material and talented writers. I have a few ideas for your next series which I’ll send you in an email. Thanks Allison and everyone who was involved. Invaluable insights and content that I will continually refer back to as my writing journey progresses.

  5. Jodi Gibson

    I really loved this series Al, and can’t wait for the next installment!

  6. therhythmmethod

    Such a great series Al, thanks for asking me to be part of it (and in such wonderful company).
    For part two, can you do a “middlings” series? Like, when you have some clippings (or perhaps your first book out), but you seem to be forever wandering on struggle street? How to keep up middling mojo or some such?

    • allison tait

      Thanks for being involved Karen! I’ll give your suggestion some thought.

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