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Mills & Boon: How to write steamy scenes

Four Mills & Boon Australian authors offer tips on how to write racy copy.

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Why writing 'cli-fi' might relieve your eco-anxiety

How does writing fiction focused on climate change impact those who write it? Dr Rachel Hennessy, Alex Cothren and Amy…

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When crime fiction helps literacy in Tasmania

A crime fiction book that's deliberately easy to read is targeted at helping Tasmania's literacy problems.

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Romance as BookTok feminism? Australian authors disrupting the form

Competing with BookTok's global success and the traditional misogynistic response towards romance books, Australian authors are looking to innovate.

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Patrick Gunasekera and Georgi Ivers: two artists and their journeys in crip time

Care can come in the form of time, patience, flexibility and community engagement in a world that still poses so…

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Iconoclastic and empowered: the new wave of Middle Eastern Australian women writers

MENA women writers are gaining momentum in major literary prizes and across the nation’s bookstores, but is this movement iconoclastic?

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Supernatural crime and poetry win Indigenous Fellowships

The State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Fellowships for 2023 have been announced with two diverse works from First Nations writers…

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New regional festival celebrates queer writers

With events across Victoria in centres such as Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Geelong, Q-Lit aims to connect the queer community…

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Is a writing career a viable option in Australia?

Funding cuts and the need for a living wage for writers figure strongly in the discussion about the future of…

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Carclew celebrates 50 years of youth arts in South Australia

In its 50th year of operation, Carclew reflects on the past while warmly embracing the future.

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