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Breakout Novelist Scholarships with Novel Writing Retreats Australia

Novel Writing Retreats Australia is running fifteen 9 day/8 night novel writing retreats in 2014 at a dedicated retreat property in Taroona, Tasmania (just south of Hobart). There are Breakout Novelist Scholarships available for a retreat to be held on February 15-23, 2014, with UK Sunday … Continue reading

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Kylie Ladd Visits Melbourne Novel Writing Class

Kylie Ladd recently visited the Melbourne class of the Novel Manuscript Development Program. Kylie has two novels, After The Fall and Last Summer, published in Australia with Allen & Unwin, which have also been published in countries such as the … Continue reading

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How a Little Planning Can Help Focus Your Novel Manuscript

Many writers take on the task of writing a novel with little forward planning – especially for their first attempt. This often results in major problems for the writer. One of the most common problems is: The manuscript is meandering or … Continue reading

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Novel Manuscript Development Program

A lot of Australian fiction writers want professional feedback on their writing. A lot of Australian fiction writers aspire to be a commercially published novelist. So… The Australian Literature Review is seeking expressions of interest for a 20 week novel … Continue reading

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A chat with Ben Chandler (Glenelg, Adelaide)

I recently met Ben Chandler for a chat in Glenelg, Adelaide. Glenelg beach was teeming with summer beachgoers and we met in nearby coffe shop, Cibo. I first met Ben when he was a panelist at AussieCon 4: the 68th … Continue reading

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Operation Napoleon and Scenes in Novels

One common way to conceive of a scene is: A short, continuous part of a story in which a change significant to the overall story occurs. Often, scenes are also separated by distinct space or marker on the page. Methods … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 7

3 of four 12,500 word sections of my NaNoWriMo novel have been written. All that’s left is to write the final section. Congratulations to those of you who are still going with your novel. The final stretch is an opportunity … Continue reading

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