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On learning to write, and how to love it

Pip Smith, 2015 scholarship winner for our Faber Writing Academy Writing a Novel course in Sydney shares what she learned during the course:

Sometimes it feels as if my novel-writing process grinds forward with the speed of shifting tectonic plates.… Read the rest

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Tips for NaNoWriMo: Margo Lanagan on planning

This month we’re offering up tips from our authors on tackling NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November every year. Following on from advice from Lili Wilkinson and Jack Heath, here’s some from one of our Faber Writing Academy tutors Margo Lanagan who recommends planning, and walking away:

Have things planned to the point where you know before you sit down what scene(s) you’re going to be writing today.… Read the rest