March 2020

Sunday 1 March: The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards opens, seeking to inspire school students across Australia to express their thoughts and feelings through poetry. Taking place in Gunnedah, visit the website for more details. Friday 6 March: Writing NSW’s First...

Toni Jordan on crafting authentic characters

Great characters often stay with us long after we’ve finished the book. What makes a character memorable and compelling?  There are lots of things that make for memorable and compelling characters, but one thing that I think helps is the authenticity of...

Carol Major on listening to your narrative voice

What should a writer consider when choosing a narrator? Take your characters out for a walk or up to the pub and ask for their individual perspectives on the story. What did they see and hear? What did they think and feel? These interviews can include omniscient...