There is myriad writing advice on the internet but the benefit of belonging to a writers’ centre is that we have done the hard yards for you. Below is a list of National Industry bodies that provide support to writers plus recommended articles which we have read and feel will help you. 

Enrol in our courses or writing groups and apply what you learn to your writing.
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Karen Crofts, Director, HWC

 
National Industry Bodies:
 

·        Arts Law Centre

·        Australian Copyright Council

·        Australian Publishers Association

·        Australian Society of Authors

·        Australian Writers Guild

·        Copyright Agency Limited and Cultural Fund

Writing Tools

 

Hemingway Editor

AutoCrit: an online manuscript editing tool that allows writers to quickly and effectively self-edit their work anytime, anywhere.

Grammarly: Finds and corrects up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.

Scrivener: an app designed for al types of authors. Scrivener provides a management system and templates for documents, notes and metadata

Links of interest to lit lovers:

The Book Show

Allen and Unwin (Australian) Writers on Writing

Arts Hub 

The Story of English 

Australian Literary Journals

New York Times Writers on Writing

Best podcasts for Lit Lovers

David Malouf: The Garret Podcast

Melissa Lucashenki: The Garret Podcast

BBC4 In Our Time Culture podcast: Auden, Beckett, George Sand, Shakespeare and more

Cleft Sentences – QTD

Real Words or Not? – QTD

4 Types of Writing Styles – Grammarly

The Australian Literary Association

Writing NSW on Getting Published

Legal Information for Writers

8 Great Ways to Start the Writing Process

8 Steps to Starting a Writing Habit That Sticks  

On Writing: Creating Characters and Maintaining Continuity in Writing

Ryan O’Neill’s Five Tips for Writing a Short Story

Tips on technique 4: Dialogue 

Writing a Pitch 

How to Build Your Story’s Setting 

The top 10 golden rules of self-editing 

Six tips for writing a bestselling novel

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

Writing tips from four Aussie authors and a New Yorker veteran

A Simple Show vs. Tell Troubleshoot

Researching Your Novel

How Famous Writers Overcome Writer’s Block and Reawaken Their Creativity

Writer’s Block: 27 Techniques to Overcome it Forever

8 Great Ways to Start the Writing Process

33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters

Buy a cat, stay up late, don’t drink: 10 writers’ tips on writing

Writing the First Draft of a Novel

7 Blogs Every Author Should Follow

Writing tips form four Aussie authors and a New Yorker Veteran

Interviews with 10 Australian Authors

ABC Book Club ended but their site is still alive

The Paris Review

BBC Meet the Author Episodes

NY Times Book Reviews

LA Times Review of Books

The Guardian Book Reviews

The New Yorker Podcast

Times Literary Supplement

Macleans Booksellers Hamilton

Interview with David Malouf

Why scary stories appeal to us – Neil Gaiman

Stephen King on Writing

Writers at the New Yorker

Tobias Wolff – the Art of Fiction

The Wheeler Centre podcasts

The Guardian’s top 10 literary podcasts

Book Riot’s recommended podcasts

Electric Literature’s recommended podcasts

Where to find inspiration for your writing

More on Dialogue

Rhythm in Writing

Editing

Promoting and Marketing your Book

I Talked to 150 Writers and Here’s the Best Advice They Had

How to Write Short Stories

Ten Secrets to Write Better Stories

Critique Corner Finale: Our Best Advice for Poets

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