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Writing Novels in Australia features a range of emerging novelists, early-career novelists and established novelists, each with monthly articles throughout the year, as well articles by guest novelists from time to time.

The line-up of authors will change each year.

The site was originally set up to cater for writers taking part in a novel writing program in the first half of 2012.

2013 is the first year the site will feature monthly articles from each main contributor throughout the whole year.

These articles will collectively provide readers insight into different approaches to writing novels and different pathways from aspiring novelist to publication to established novelist.

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2013 Contributing Authors

‘Month in Review’ Updates

Writers have been expressing interest in writing articles for the site. For those interested, the monthly contributors are already in place for 2013 and invitations have been extended to selected writers among those who expressed interest in being monthly contributors for 2014.

A call for expressions of interest, lasting at least a month, will be issued in May 2014 for monthly contributors for 2015. It will be displayed on the site and shared via Facebook and Twitter. This is for novel writers only, not for short story writers, poets, industry commentators or literary critics who are not actively writing novels.

You can connect with Writing Novels in Australia:

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via ‘Novel Writing Quotes’ on Facebook

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39 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is a lucky find, and looks like a good place to contribute. Kindly get in touch if you are interested in a couple of articles for 2013.

    December 19, 2012
  2. Yes, definitely a lucky find thanks to Jenn McLeod. I’m a kiwi author and a new follower of this blog. Just love the way Aussie authors work together.

    January 1, 2013
  3. Would love to know how to be involved, if possible. Said the squeaky new writer. :)

    January 7, 2013
    • Hi Peta-Jo. The monthly contributors for 2013 are already in place, but there will be a call for expressions of interest for 2014 monthly contributors around mid year.

      January 7, 2013
      • Thanks so much – I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

        January 8, 2013
  4. rosannedingli #

    Okay – I guess that reply goes for me too?
    Kindly consider me along with Peta-Jo when preparing your 2014 program.
    Meantime, there’s lots to be found about my 25-year career in writing on my website: http://www.rosannedingli.com
    Thank you!

    January 7, 2013
    • Yes. Anyone interested in becoming a monthly contributor for 2014 should respond when the call for expressions of interest goes out around mid year.
      The call for expressions of interest will last for at least a month. It will be displayed on the site and shared via Facebook and Twitter.

      January 7, 2013
      • rosannedingli #

        Brilliant – thanks. We’ll all look out for that, I’m sure.

        January 7, 2013
  5. This is an interesting website with valuable information, but it appears to be specific to authors who have gone the traditional publishing route. Are there any self-published authors here?

    February 4, 2013
    • Thanks. :)

      The early-career novelists and established novelists for 2013 are all traditionally published with major publishers. the aspiring novelists for 2013 are yet to be published but generally looking at traditional publishing as their first option.

      Some of the aspiring novelists, or the published novelists, may opt for self-publishing in the future. There will be guest articles from time to time and some of these may potentially feature self-published novelists. The author line-up will change each year, and there may potentially be some self-published authors as main contributors next year.

      So, the current focus of the existing line-up is pretty much traditional publishing but the site is not closed to the possibility of self-published contributors.

      February 4, 2013
  6. I’ve chosen you as one my favorite blogs… :) for the Versatile Blogging Award. Info is on my latest post.

    February 27, 2013
  7. Sylvia Martin #

    What’s the point of restricting articles to one a month? It’s like a newspaper restricting itself to one page a week. Surely if you can get ten articles a month it will attract many more readers on a regular basis. I’m unlikely to come back once a month for one article. I’ll soon forget this site. The more articles the better as far as I’m concerned. You can always review them to ensure that the quality is good before you post.

    May 10, 2013
    • Hi Sylvia. Each main contributor has an article per month throughout the year, meaning there is a variety of articles each month.

      May 10, 2013
  8. Hi Sylvia, I follow the blog by email: thus each update drops into my email box – fabulous system and easy.

    May 11, 2013
  9. Rachel's Ramblings #

    I’ve been checking out your blog for a while now and I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. http://summerlandbookblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/my-liebster-award/

    May 19, 2014

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