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Additionally, since starting Writer’s Edit, publishing the Kindling anthologies and working with various authors, Helen’s opinion on digital publishing and writing has become much sought-after. Below, you’ll find a list of interviews and appearances with Helen, as well as her guest posts on other literary sites.
The Importance Of Editing & How To DIY Workshop, NSW Society of Women Writers
March 8th, 2017
You might have finished writing your story, but you haven’t reached the end of the road yet! Don’t you want to know how to refine your work so it’s ready for publication? Never underestimate the importance of editing your own work, even if you’ll be working with an editor at a later stage.
Run by publisher and editor, Helen Scheuerer, this workshop explores the different types of editing (structural editing, copyediting and proofreading). The workshop will also delve into how to approach these types of edits yourself, and how to utilise beta readers, as well as the common mistakes writers make in their first drafts, how your chosen genre should affect your edit, and the things you can cut from your writing to sharpen your manuscript.
Crafting Character Workshop, NSW Society of Women Writers
February 8th, 2017
Crafting believable, 3D characters in fiction is a difficult art form that many new writers rush through while they’re caught up in their plot. This workshop will explore how to make your characters distinctive and memorable, how to deal with internal and external conflicts, motivations and backstory, as well as how to manage a cast of characters and their relationships with one another.
Building on her personal experience as a novelist and an editor, author Helen Scheuerer will discuss common character mistakes she sees in manuscripts, and what tools writers can use to avoid these.
Keynote speaker, NSW Society of Women Writers
February 8th, 2017
Keynote Speech: The Tale Of Writer’s Edit – From Blog To Small Press And Beyond
Details: The literary magazine, Writer’s Edit was born as Founding Editor traveled throughout Beatrix Potter’s Lake District in the UK. This is the story of how the publication was founded, and how it went on to reach tens of thousands of readers all over the world. Writer’s Edit has now published three books, and will soon launch an educational platform for writers. The publication has shaped the careers of authors all around the globe, with Helen Scheuerer set to publish her debut novel in 2017.
Publishing and Editing Kindling III on Capital Letters
November 25th, 2016
The main point of difference for me is actually behind-the-scenes, and how streamlined the production process has become. Both myself and the team have really mastered how to work together, how to manage submissions and authors and rounds of edits. We’ve always worked really well together, but over the past few years we’ve become a well-oiled machine, it’s been such a joy to work with them.
Expert Interview Series – Media Shower
November 1st, 2016
Many copywriters and editors I know find it hard to determine their worth and find fair, steady jobs because of these issues. However, there are some great clients out there. When you find people who both understand and appreciate the value you bring to a publication or site, it makes sifting through the rest worth it.
Interview with Sarah Fallon on Read Think Write Repeat
August 5th, 2016
Nowadays I write novels, and have been experimenting with which genre (or genres) I want to establish myself in. I started out writing literary fiction, but over the last year or so have very much fallen back in love with fantasy books. I figure I should probably be writing what I love reading… It’s been an adventure re-discovering the genre again!
I love fast-paced plots and passionate, reckless characters, and these elements hopefully come through in my writing.
Interview with Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (The University of Sydney)
June 28th, 2016
I love hearing the success stories from our Writer’s Edit contributors and Kindling authors. So far, we’ve had numerous authors go on to publish full-length books, win prestigious awards and receive arts grants. It’s such a thrill knowing that we may have contributed to emerging writers achieving their dreams…
Interview with Kayla Dean for Millennial Writers Series
June 15th, 2016
Helen Scheuerer is something of a wonder. In just a handful of years, Helen founded the online literary magazine Writer’s Edit in 2013 and transformed it into a prominent resource for writers in Australia and the world with over 48, 000 followers on Twitter. Not only have they published writing advice, but they’ve also formed Writer’s Edit Press that produces the annual Kindling anthology.
Interview with Zita Fogarty for South Coast Writers Centre
May 4th, 2016
Helen has always maintained her big picture view, sense of humour (!) and gratitude to her supporters along her pathway to success. I applaud her for her unflinching commitment and her passion. Her accomplishments are proof that hard work pays off – and being pleasant to people along the way doesn’t hurt either.
Interview with Kimberley Foster of Your Creative Life Podcast
April 24, 2016
This week, Kimberley catches up with Helen Scheuerer, the founding editor of Writer’s Edit, an online literary magazine and small press created especially for writers and book lovers. Writer’s Edit is a fantastic online resource which offers advice, inspiration, feedback, friendship and a fresh and engaging platform for emerging authors. It also gives writers the opportunity to have their work published…
Interview with Camilla Patini of Feminartsy
March 25, 2016
In this interview, Helen talks to Camilla Patini from online feminist publication, Feminartsy. Here, she discusses the state of the Australian publishing industry, creative writing degrees and her writing habits.
From where I’m sitting, it looks to me as though a lot of the bigger publishers are still struggling to understand publishing in the digital age. The established publishers are sticking to their traditional models and are simply adding a digital aspect to this, rather than integrating it into their structure completely to suit the current state of publishing.
Radio Interview with Rosemary Puddy of Northern Beaches Bookclub
November 27, 2015
In this interview, Helen talks to Rosemary Puddy of the Northern Beaches Bookclub. Here, she introduces new readers to Writer’s Edit and the Kindling anthologies.
In 2016 we plan on bringing out the third volume of Kindling, as well as launching a membership aspect to the site with courses and exclusive content. But beyond that we hope to put more books out into the world…
(Helen’s interview commences 23 minutes into the podcast)
Australian Lit Mag “Writer’s Edit” Launches Books, Builds Careers
October 31, 2015
This feature article and interview was published on Publishing Perspectives. Here, Helen talks about how the Kindling anthologies have helped launch the careers of numerous young writers.
Because of their innovative ideas and community, Writer’s Edit has seen tremendous growth. A look at their Twitter feed, which has grown from 1,000 to 32,000 followers in two years, is just one indicator of success. And this success has been shared by their writers. Since the release of Kindling Volume I, two authors from the anthology have released full-length books…
On Writing and Anthologies with Helen Scheuerer
October 30, 2015
This interview was published on the ACT Writers’ Centre blog ‘Capital Letters’. Here, Helen talks about the process behind publishing an anthology, the gender bias in publishing, and how Writer’s Edit supports women writers.
I’m really proud to say that the majority of our Kindling editorial team are women, four out of five in fact. In Kindling Volume II over 80% of our authors are women, plus all members of our online editorial team are women as well.
Start Your Own Literary Magazine with Helen Scheuerer
July 17, 2015
This interview was published on the website of American author Jenny Bravo. Here, Helen talks about how she got started in the literary scene, how she organised and published the Kindling anthology and shares the best advice she’s ever received.
I worked as a writer/editor for two of the biggest Internet start-ups in Australia before I realised that this wasn’t the kind of writing that I had imagined for myself. Realising I needed to run my own show in order to be happy and creative, I quit the copywriting business and while I was traveling in the UK, the idea for Writer’s Edit was born.”
Not Another Lit Mag – Capital Letters
July 7, 2015
In this special guest post for the ACT Writers Centre’s blog Capital Letters, Helen discusses why she started Writer’s Edit, despite the boom in online literary magazines.
Had this been done before? Most definitely. Did it matter? Not in the slightest. What mattered was that like all good lit mags, it offered opportunity. Opportunity for talking about literature and writing, the opportunity to make new friends, an opportunity to engage with what was going on in our industry and the opportunity to stay informed about all the changes. And most importantly, it provided a new space for young writers to get started.
Interview with an Indie Publisher: Meet Helen Scheuerer of Writer’s Edit
June 17, 2015
This interview was published on the blog of Washington-based independent press, Giant Squid Books. Helen talks about the inspiration behind Writer’s Edit and how it supports its authors. She also delves into what her team looks for in submissions, the challenges of being an indie publisher and where indie publishing is heading…
If indie presses create strong online strategies to complement their print books they have real potential to stand alongside the big six. We’re small enough to move quickly and adapt to the changes in the digital world more easily than the traditional publishers. Our smaller teams mean that our visions for what we want to put out into the world are clearer, and the majority of us are young and tech-savvy, which means we understand how to use the opportunities the online world provides, to our advantage. Good things are definitely on the horizon.”
Taking Five With Helen Scheuerer
June 10, 2015
This interview was published on the ACT Writers Centre’s blog Capital Letters. Here, Helen talks about her creative endeavours, ‘fuelling’ her muse, keeping to a schedule and more.
Surrounding myself with (creative people) means I’m constantly stimulated and always immersed in the industry—which I find super motivating. Another thing I’m trying to do more often is give myself permission to take time off when I’m feeling burnt out. When I come back to work, my batteries are re-charged and I’m more enthusiastic than ever…”
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