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Cutting dead

In her personal essay, Louise Wakeling explores the end of a long friendship


Spring writing competition

The conditions are perfect for writing, and we've got a $100 Dymocks voucher for the best short story.


Flight of fancy

Perth physio Tess Woods has turned her guilty pleasure into a thriving career. How did she do it?

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Sharpening the Chainsaw

A quick read by Adam Marshall, where a son discovers a truth about his dad


Great podcasts for writers

Kelly Fisk shares her favourite podcasts for beating writer's block.

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The Devil

Kate Dorrell takes us into the mind of struggling new mum.


Reading the Renaissance

Gabriele Neher on why putting fictional flesh on historical bones teaches us so much.

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