The roar on the other side of silence ‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,’ George Eliot wrote in Middlemarch, ‘it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’

I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition with a priggish moral tale called ‘The Rabbit Who Loved Smoking’.

Members of the Emerging Writers Pilot Program will meet for the first time later this month at a workshop run by Fremantle Press and WA Poets Inc.

We’re just one month away from the start of National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) where thousands of emerging writers across the world take part in a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between 1 and 30 November.

As an author with a new manuscript, you may occasionally have the opportunity to pitch your work to a prospective publisher. The chance to do so should be regarded as a bonus opportunity, particularly if a publisher does not ordinarily receive unsolicited material. In this article, Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter puts the pitch in […]

From the slush pile to a $12,000 prize, and from writers centres to universities, if you’ve ever wanted to be an author, publisher Georgia Richter’s reflections about where writers come from, what she’s looking for in a writer, and how you can engage with Fremantle Press, will be invaluable.

Sometimes a book fits into a very specific genre – a genre whose covers have a very specific set of codes that signal to readers what they can expect to find in that book. We all know, for instance, what kind of material will be in a book featuring the upper body of Fabio. But […]

At their best, writing groups and workshops can be positive experiences that transform the largely solitary act of writing into a shared endeavour with like-minded people. They can give authors the opportunity to network with peers and to glean those vital first-reader impressions and opinions.