Sunday, October 25, 2009

Episode Twelve - On a Boat

As promised, this week's episode comes to you from a boat, sans Lou, avec special guest Nick. Due to the location of the shoot, we're talking about stories of survival and adventure. They're so good to read - but what does it take to write one? We barely touched the surface really, suffice to say that you're taking your life in your hands every time you call Telstra...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Episode 11 - So good, it's criminal

This episode we talk about a bit of crime writing, with specific mention, and hats off to, Peter Temple and his latest book Truth. Also, we finally crack the code on what it takes to write a winning crime novel. You might think it all comes down to things like character, style and, like having a crime of some kind. Well if that's what you think, um, yep, that's what we think too.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Episode Ten - New Ozzie Fiction

We've been reading a lot of new Australian fiction this week, and ahead of our Big Special Sleepers Salon this Thursday Oct 15th, we're talking about Patrick Cullen, Emily Maguire (both of whom will be appearing at our Melbourne Salon) and Karen Hitchcock. Karen and Patrick are Sleepers Almanacs regulars (sort of, irregularly) so we're wrapped that their books are doing so well. Also, what books do you wish you'd never read just so you could read them for the first time? Do you know what I mean? That whole "we'll always have Paris" feeling you get when a book blows your socks off?