Taking a Leap into Publishing Post Image

Many writers understand writing a manuscript requires determination. You want to share your ideas with the world, but not many young writers know what to do with their manuscript upon completion. You can place your thoughts on pen and paper, but how can you convert that draft into a print or e-book?  After all, a…

When Visual Meets Text Post Image

Films and books tell the same thing to their audience – stories. Books tell their stories by creating an imaginative world inside the reader’s mind, letting them see the colours and experiences as they flip through each page. By contrast, films show their audience what to feel by visually spoiling the audience. These storytelling differences…

Cooking up a Synopsis Featured Post Image

Ingredients : 1 novel 1 writer 1 notepad Assortment of coloured pens (adjust to individual taste) Laptop with a Backspace button 1 cup of Chamomile Tea Optional: 1 paper shredder machine Internet Steps: 1. Preheat the keyboard by typing the events of your story. What is the primary plot arc that you want your readers…

Writing YR Way Blog Post Featured Image

“If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.” —Margaret Atwood You finally got a hit of inspiration. After hours of brainstorming and countless post-it-notes, you finally came up with the perfect scenario for your inspiring characters. You write a few lines but find your mind is not in the right place. You…

Inspiration Lacking

As writers, one of the biggest problems we can face is a lack inspiration… So you’ve set a goal to up your writing game in 2019 and (finally) finish that manuscript you started this time last year. Or maybe you’ve decided it’s time to take your writing hobby more seriously and turn it into a…

Tea: Part of the Writers Survival Guide

As we approach our Novelists’ Bootcamp, we’ve done some research into survival. Now, we are Australian, so survival is in our blood. Surely no other nation of people can slam a door fast enough to keep a fly out. But seriously, there are some key things required in order to survive in the wilderness; clean…

Memory word cloud

Memories can be both beautiful and traumatising. Some we hold onto with mysticism, like Jay Gatsby, and wonder if they were ever real, and others can instill so much fear that we don’t actually remember them. Our memory is also extremely fascinating. Have a read of some of these fun facts we found: Procrastination is…

Woman holding an ipad

A while back, I was working on a multimedia project. I’d joined the project team for a Skype call which included project mentor, Brian Cain. Brian is a Creative Director who’s worked on HBO’s True Blood and Game of Thrones, among other things. We were discussing something about the narrative driving the project, I can’t…

White Office Phones

Where are you right now? If you’ve got a few minutes to spare or are feeling bored, we have an exercise to help keep your creative juices flowing. Let’s get started. Wherever you are, make a list of inanimate objects you can see, then pick three! We’re in the office at the moment so this…

Friends reading together

As writers, we like to find our little corner, whether that’s somewhere in nature, or our kitchen table, and sit and think and sit some more and maybe write something down and not be disturbed. Most definitely though, we DO NOT want to be asked, ‘So what did you write today?’ Because there’s nothing more…

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