So you want to be a writer? You’ll love my new podcast!

podcast-artworkI’ve always maintained that talking about writing is at least as much fun – if not more – than actually writing. Which is probably why I am SO excited about my new podcast, a joint venture with the fabulous Valerie Khoo from The Australian Writers’ Centre.

When we talk (and we talk often), Val and I tend to talk about writing. A lot. So we decided we’d formalise the arrangement and create ‘So You Want To Be A Writer’, our new podcast. We talk about news and reviews and writing books and links. We share tips and insights and things we’ve learned along the way during our writing careers. And we interview people who know about writing.

Episode 1 features Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, talking about writing novels and writing screenplays, with some terrific tips about characters and dialogue.

For Episode 2, our Writer in Residence is Fleur McDonald, one of Australia’s most popular authors, whose fifth book, Crimson Dawn, has gone into reprint before it’s even gone on sale (as an aside, Fleur will be visiting the Pink Fibro Club for a Facebook chat on March 25 – we love it if you’d join us!).

Future episodes will feature more fabulous authors, publishers, agents, editors and other industry types. It’s your ticket to the inner workings of the writing world!

I really hope you’ll have a listen, and let me know what you think! And if you have any burning questions, let me know and we’ll do our best to answer them in future episodes.

You’ll find the podcast on iTunes right here, or you can listen to Episode One here, and read a transcript of the featured interview.

[image: Thanks to Katie Rivers Photography for the cover artwork head shot!]