Category Archives: Blogwax

The Rich Rewards of Research

By Carina Tan-Van Baren and Tamara Hunter Think research is dry and dusty? Rather be conjuring dragons from the clouds? You could be missing one of the most fun parts of writing a book. Far from a necessary evil, authors at … Continue reading

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The Reading Cure

By Tamara Hunter “Is reading overrated?” The question posed by the 2012 Perth Writers Festival session seemed a ridiculous one to ask in a forum jammed with readers, writers, publishers and general devotees of the written word. Talk about preaching … Continue reading

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Festival Feast And 500 Words

And we’re back. After an extended break over the festive season – slave to the demands of “the world of real things” as author John Birmingham describes it – Waxings is back in business. This weekend, yours truly and Tamara … Continue reading

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Winner, ‘Hunger’ Challenge

Congratulations to Greg Doolan, winner of the ‘hunger’ challenge with Gone in a Flash, a thought-provoking reflection on what makes life worth living – for one man at least. Greg wins a copy of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on … Continue reading

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Nano for Noobs

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If, like me, you are both intrigued and intimidated by the thought of writing a novel in just four weeks, read on. Guest post by Simon Haynes I don’t like calling anyone a noob, but … Continue reading

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E-book Publishing: A Beginner’s Experience

Guest post by Vanessa Monaghan In my corner of the Internet, I blog about the ups and downs of life with food allergies. My blog is called “Food Allergy Mum” because that’s the title that seems to define me most days … Continue reading

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On Poetry, Writer’s Block and Eating

Guest post by Kaitlyn Plyley I’ve just sat down for a chat with Perth writer and filmmaker David Vincent Smith, also known as DVS (pronounced ‘Devious’ – see what he did there?). DVS is one of Perth’s best performance poets, … Continue reading

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Q&A With Text Prize Winner Jane Higgins

Jane Higgins won the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for her first novel, The Bridge, a post-apocalyptic action thriller. Jane lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is a senior research fellow at Lincoln University, specialising in youth … Continue reading

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Winner, ‘Breath’ Challenge

Congratulations to Kimberlee Akimoto, winner of the ‘breath’ challenge with Bated Breath. It certainly made me think about my life choices. Kim wins a copy of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler. Thanks to all who … Continue reading

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New ‘Hunger’ Challenge and More…

The ‘breath’ challenge has now closed and our guest judge, Ara Jansen, is hard at work reading the submissions. Good luck to all who entered – picking the winner will be tough. *evil laugh of someone with no judging responsibility* … Continue reading

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