November sees NaNoWriMo, or for those not au-fait with the acronym: National Novel Writing Month, which challenges writers to write at least 50,000 words of a novel. So we thought we’d ask some of our authors who’ve tackled NaNoWriMo what they discovered in the process – Jack Heath shares why he thinks you should do NaNoWriMo (aside from the hope of a published novel, which both he & Lili Wilkinson achieved)…
November sees the start of NaNoWriMo, the much easier(!) shorthand name for National Novel Writing Month which challenges writers to put 50,000 words down on the page. So we thought we’d ask some of our authors who’ve been through NaNoWriMo what they learned from the process – first up, Lili Wilkinson, who has not only been there, she got the t-shirt AND a published novel (eventually)…
I did NaNoWriMo back in 2009, and wrote the first draft of what eventually became Love-Shy.… Read the rest
Our Faber Writing Academy scholarship winner Michelle Wright, recently shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award, shares her thoughts a few weeks into studying on the Writing a Novel course in Melbourne.… Read the rest
To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, we’ve been asking our wonderful authors about what the day and its themes mean to them. One of the themes of International Women’s Day is “Make it Happen”, Josephine Moon writes for us about how important support is in order for writers to Make it Happen.… Read the rest
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2015 Writing a Novel Scholarships being offered by Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin in Sydney and Melbourne. Pip Smith in Sydney and Michelle Wright in Melbourne will each have a free place on our flagship six-month Writing a Novel course.… Read the rest
Faber Writing Academy graduate Virat Nehru shares his thoughts on being a ‘young’ writer and what that actually means.
I remember the first time I floated the supposedly dreadful idea of writing for a living – “Oh, you mean like a journalist?” people would say, as if they had misheard me or that I had failed to classify my intention properly.… Read the rest