Melinda Harper [Photo © Bryan Sun]

May 12, 2015

Melinda Harper

Copyright is very important to an artist; it provides an income and acknowledgement. It protects the work and the artist’s intentions.

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Ann James [Photo © Bryan Sun]

May 7, 2015

Ann James (AM)

I am curious to see what happens when my hand seems to take over the lead from my head. I am excited by the accidents, surprises and tangents that have me seeing new possibilities.

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Hazel Edwards [Photo © Bryan Sun]

May 5, 2015

Hazel Edwards

To be a successful author, you need to be business-like about your rights, and gain ‘authorpreneurship’ skills.

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Judith Rodriguez [Photo © Bryan Sun]

April 30, 2015

Judith Rodriguez

I’m continually surprised by the way ideas flower, change, form something living and new as you word them. I think it’s what I do best. You’ve got to give something to the world – poetry is my offering.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Kirsten Lees

April 27, 2015

Kirsten Lees

Because writing for a living is a craft. Ideas may drop from the sky, but unless you craft them for your audience they risk languishing lifelessly on your laptop. It is a craft learned with practice, experience and endless feedback from generous friends and mentors.

David Metzenthen

April 27, 2015

David Metzenthen

My view of the world when I was young was that it was a place of adventure. This remains true. I write because I imagine, hear or see things that I feel someone could benefit from me writing about them. Egotistical and irrational, of course, but that’s the fiction writer’s curse.

Tim Gurry

April 27, 2015

Tim Gurry

Working out ways to share resources and acknowledge the contributions of peers and competitors are all important strategies for the future success of publishing in its myriad formats.

Anita Heiss

April 27, 2015

Anita Heiss

I want to create resources that encourage young Aboriginal people to read. I think it’s important Aboriginal people today can see themselves in the Australian literary landscape.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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