My blog post today is going to be very short – but useful for writers…
This afternoon, while continuing with the Spring clean, I listened to Episode 37 of the podcast ‘So you want to be a writer’ hosted by Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait.
As usual the episode was packed with useful information (they post terrific show notes with links to sites and tools mentioned in the show), conversation about current concerns in the writing world and an interesting industry interview. Today’s Writer in Residence was Australian publisher, Bernadette Foley. She enlightened us about the roles of a publisher and what they do and don’t want from a writer.
Allison Tait is a freelance writer and author of the newly published, Map Maker Chronicles.
Valerie Khoo is the National Director of the Australian Writers’ Centre. In her version of Na No Wri Mo, Valerie wrote a new online course, ‘The Business of Freelancing’, which will be available through the Australian Writers’ Centre.
It will be for writers but not about how to write. It is about growing your business and having the right admin, accounting and productivity structure in place.
I am interested in this as a writer, but I imagine much of the content would apply to a sole trader in a visual arts business, too.
You can find the podcast here
I also subscribe to the Australian Writers’ Centre’s newsletter which contains a link to the podcast as well as a segment on the correct usage of words and an excellent competition or two. Check out their website http://www.writerscentre.com.au