DIY Digital with Linda Funnell and Anna Maguire

Linda Funnell will be running DIY Digital: Reaching Your Readers with E-books and Print on Demand on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. Here she asks one of her guest speakers, Anna Maguire, about the trials and triumphs of digital publishing. How quickly is the...

What is Creative Non Fiction?

¬†Though readers are often baffled by the concept of creative non-fiction, we all read tonnes of it: magazine profiles, longform narrative journalism, memoirs and essays. Creative non-fiction doesn’t just factually report, it tells stories of people, places and...

Monsters Under the Bed… And In Our Books.

In the lead-up to our monstrous Talking Writing,¬†Nyssa Harkness tells us why she loves zombies. She’ll be joining Kate Forsyth and Matt Finch on Thursday 26 October to discuss monsters and villians in kid’s and YA fiction. What are some monsters, baddies...

Get Writing in November with Ten NaNoWriMo Tips!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an event where writers all over the world come together with a shared goal of each writing a fifty-thousand word novel. As the name implies, it takes place within a single month. For those that haven’t written anything...

Benjamin Law Talks Creative Non Fiction

Ahead of our Creative Non-Fiction Festival on Saturday 2 November, festival director Benjamin Law joins us for a quick chat about jaw-droppingly good stories. Lee Gutkind describes creative non-fiction as ‘true stories well told.’ Can you expand on this...