Sports journalist, commentator and master storyteller Ken Piesse is so mad about cricket, he carries a cricket ball in his pocket for cricket greats to sign.
Julia Maurus discovers how co-biographers Julie and Marcus McSorley wrote the story of the strangest item ever posted.
Biographer Colleen Ryan Clur tells Julia Maurus how she nursed herself through the process of writing about one of Australia’s most important nurses.
‘It’s easy for people writing their memoirs to forget that they are telling a story, and that they must step back from their lives a little to consider plot, character development and scene-setting, just as if they were writing a novel,’ says Collings. ‘Often it takes quite a lot of ingenuity to work out what story needs to be told!’
Passionate journalist Megan Norris has given herself nightmares working on her crime books. She was dubbed the ‘Angel of Death’ because she chased the most tragic cases and wheedled information out of people by being nice.
Fellowship of Australian Writers member Patricia Young shares her grammar gripes and her experiences in writing, editing and publishing.