American poet Patricia Lockwood’s debut fiction novel No One Is Talking About This discusses how we position ourselves in relation to the Internet. The novel’s protagonist is a woman who has become famous for an innocuous viral tweet—loosely inspired by Lockwood’s own participation in the forming of ‘weird Twitter’—which leads to her travelling the world, speaking as an authority on digital communication.
This is my writer’s origin story; how I went from burning through six story ideas in five months, to writing 85,000 words in just four. In this article, I share with you a variety of screen-writing resources from some well-known screenwriters, which have helped me immensely in my novel writing journey. From these resources, I will explore my learnings and key takeaways that have been translated into 5 clear steps.
Anwen Crawford’s No Document is many things: a letter to a lost friend; a history of art and protest; a practice of redaction and remembering; a call to action; and a lament. No Document is a text made up of fragments.
I love languages, and as a person from Chinese diaspora I’m aware that there is something fascinating about my own language—how it can encapsulate so much more than English, but with fewer characters. So what about English-to-Chinese translations—especially in book titles, which convey the whole story at a glance?
In Cold Enough for Snow, Au's subtle, melancholic style describes a world in which human connection is always fleeting, but never entirely out of reach. A young woman, the novella’s unnamed narrator, has invited her mother on a holiday. The distance between them is clear from the beginning.
In Theory of Colours, Bella Li’s third full-length poetry collection, a planet slides into entropy. Inspired by poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s treatise of the same name, Li blurs distinctions between absence and presence to create a haunting meditation on the universe.
Bri Lee’s latest non-fiction work Who Gets to be Smart is a compilation of research and personal anecdotes that investigates the correlation between privilege, power and knowledge.
Joanna Bloore discusses some of the most popular and emerging trends for Australian book covers.
An interview with Redfern Boyd, one of the authors of Grattan Street Press's upcoming short fiction anthology 'Intermissions'.
An interview with Sam Elkin, one of the authors of Grattan Street Press's upcoming short fiction anthology 'Intermissions'.