Who doesn't love a good, rounded 10 things list. It's the classic stuff of the internet. Here's 10 writing related things to do/read/write towards/apply for.
1. PPR is kicking off its Friday Summer Shorts storytelling thing at The Rock Village Bizarre tonight. If you head along this evening you'll find storytellers Justin Wolfers, Oliver Mol, Tom Wilson, Clare Cholerton prowling the streets in bizarre-y clothes reading out micro-fiction. Partner this with those awesome over-priced chocolate crepes they sell at the markets and you've got yourself a deal.
2. Kill Your Darlings is on the hunt for an Editorial Assistant and Sales and Marketing Manager. The job descriptions and application details are on their website. Applications close Monday!
3. 'Writers Other Jobs' is back on Writers Bloc! In these posts, writers explain the stranger and more interesting things they've accomplished further to their writing career. This week we take a look at the writer AND scientist, Phill English.
4. Applications for the Hazel Rowley Fellowship are now open. Supported by Writers Victoria, the fellowship awards $10,000 to an Australian writer to support the writing and research of a new biographical work. You can find more information online.
5. The Overland Judith Wright Poety Prize For New and Emerging Poets is closing soon. The prize offer $9000 in winnings to poets who are yet to publish a book of poems under their own name. Entries close at midnight on the 16th of November.
6. The latest NSW Writers' Centre course is out of this world!! (#sorry #notsorry). They're bringing in Australian sci-fi fantasy/dark fantasy author, Terry Dowling, to navigate these exciting and lucrative genres, with a focus on the key elements of imaginative storytelling and producing what sells.
7. The Creative Non-Fiction Festival is on this Saturday. It's run by the NSW Writers' Centre and is featuring a whole bunch of big-name journalists, authors, radio hosts, cool kids etc. There may be some tickets left if you're still keen but also disorganised. If you've already got your ticket, HAVE FUN and TWEET some pearls of wisdom for the rest of us.
8. Who is the reviewer responsible to? What's the difference between a good good review and a good bad review? Check out this article on the Wheeler Centre Blog by Kerryn Goldsworthy on the four types of book reviewing.
9. If you're freaking out already trying to work out how you're going to tackle NaNoWriMo, Writer's Bloc has published a collection of NANoWriMo veterans sharing and comparing their writing methods. Read it here and take some big breaths.
10. I don't care what anyone says about Halloween, it is a special and important occasion because it allows animals to express their love of books through the power of costume.
11. And, one more, in memory of Lou Reed. Have a listen to the great man himself reading Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.
Have a cracker of a weekend.