Emma Ashmere

writer | author | novelist

Category: Writing Resources

Kate Grenville’s Writing Book

This old favourite is a perennially wonderful handbook full of exercises and discussion about the craft of writing.


Emma Ashmere’s short stories have appeared in The Age, Griffith Review, Spineless Wonders, Review of Australian Fiction, Sleepers Almanac, and on Brisbane billboards for #8wordstory. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Overland/NUW Fair Australia Prize, 2019 Newcastle Short Story Prize, and 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Press Network MUBA prize. Her short story collection will be published by Wakefield Press in 2020.

Top Crime Writers Tell How

Top Australian crime writers share some of their trade secrets in this collection of short, practical pieces. Useful for writers in any genre.


Priscilla Long: The Portable Mentor

For a practical, informative and inspiring workbook for writers, see Priscilla Long’s “The Portable Mentor”  http://www.priscillalong.com/


Writing advice and mentoring

Australian Writing Mentorship Program with Kathryn Heyman
Australian Writing Mentorship Program


Logo of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

 The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre is a full-time centre that provides resources, information and literary activities for writers and readers. The Writers’ Centre is a non-profit, incorporated organisation receiving core funding from Arts NSW. The Centre offers a year-round program of workshops, seminars and events as well as the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Visit www.nrwc.org.au for more information.