On writing

Top Five Take-Home Tips from the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival

If you ever get the chance to attend a literary festival, do it! For lovers of writing and reading, a day spent in the midst of books, writers and fellow book lovers is a bit like finding heaven on earth. This year, I set aside a full Friday for the Sydney Writers’ Festival – and was rewarded with a wonderful…

Meet Sally Beerworth, author of ‘Letters to the World’

I used to know Sal as the school friend who would read Mr Bain’s notes off the blackboard for me in economics (Thanks Sal. Without you I would never known my own blindness, or what GDP meant!) But these days, Sal is setting the world alight as a writer, with a special talent for coming up with funny, pithy slogans.…


It’s truly a thrill to welcome author, Jane Messer, to Book Birdy. Apart from being an inspiring creative writing teacher (to which I can attest from first hand experience) she is also an extremely talented writer. Jane has recently published her third, full-length novel, titled ‘Hopscotch’, which you can read more about here. But read-on for some excellent words of…

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