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Liam Pieper on Memoir & Novel Writing

On this week’s episode, Vanessa and I chat about the different ways to undertake book research. I also interview Melbourne-based journalist and award-winning author, Liam Pieper. His 2014 memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of The Year, follows his journey from starry-eyed … Continue reading

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Effective Pitching with Michelle Somers

If you’re currently about to start querying agents, or even if you’re curious to know how the whole “finding an agent” thing works, then this week’s Your Creative Life podcast episode is for you my dears. In episode #029, Vanessa … Continue reading

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My take on writing romantic comedy – Part 1

If you’re a regular listener of Your Creative Life podcast then you’ll know that in this week’s episode, Vanessa and I discuss the genre of romantic comedy, which is the genre I currently write in. When I sat down to … Continue reading

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From TV screens to novels with J.D. Barrett

Oh my, this week’s episode is a banger! First of all, Vanessa announces some HUGE book news which we’ve excitedly been sitting on for some time. I’m so thrilled that such a lovely, generous and hardworking person like Vanessa has … Continue reading

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Plotting or Pantsing? Good question!

When it comes to writing fiction, the subject of plotting vs. pantsing is forever being bandied about. And for good reason too. The question whether to plot or to pants your way through your manuscript is definitely one worth asking… … Continue reading

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