Writers on Writing

The NSW Writers’ Centre publishes weekly author interviews in our electronic newsletter, Newsbite. See the right hand side of your screen to subscribe. We’ve published the best interviews on our blog. Whether it’s fiction, blogging, poetry, non fiction or publishing that you’re interested in, have a read of these interviews with experienced authors sharing the secrets of their craft.


General Fiction
Steven Amsterdam on writing fiction
Pamela Cook on Creative Writing
Felicity Castagna on the power of short stories

Historical Fiction
Jesse Blackadder on real life stories and researching historical fiction

Sulari Gentill on historical fiction

Crime Fiction
Katherine Howell on suspense and fresh perspectives in crime fiction

Candice Fox on crime fiction

Speculative Fiction
Marianne de Pierres on freedom and discipline in speculative fiction

Romance Fiction
Dianne Blacklock on writing romance

Young Adult Fiction
Sophie Masson on writing memorable YA

Mark O’Flynn on form and process in poetry
Lisa Jacobson on poetry

Non Fiction
Mark Dapin on getting started on creative non-fiction

Benjamin Law on his narrative journalism journey

Will Kostakis on what makes good blogging

John Pickrell on the thrills of science writing

Kate Holden on writing for yourself

Publishing and Promotion
Patrick Lenton on self publishing and promotion

Anna Maguire on the challenges of self publishing

Emma Noble on selling your book

Linda Nix on getting your manuscript published

Advice and Technique
George Merryman on the challenge of writing authentic dialogue

Laurel Cohn on the power of stories and structure

Susan Mckerihan on the advantages of good grammar

Pamela Hewitt on perfecting and polishing words

Toni Jordan on writing a page turner

Walter Mason on mindfulness and writing

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