tag: Emerging Writers


Posted on November 1, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

A rounded writer: What it’s like to be forged in the fires of HARDCOPY

By Jen Seyderhelm. From feeling like the lurking impostor in the room, to proudly donning the title of ‘Writer’, 2017 Hardcopier and 2018 Hardcopy blogger, Jen Seyderhelm, shares what she gained from this rich writing and publishing development program. (Hint, if you look carefully at this piece, you’ll see Jen’s had a little fun spelling […]


Posted on May 17, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Keeping the Dream Alive

Matthew C Lamb reflects on his place in the world as a writer, and what the future holds in his final post as Blogger in Residence. I want to be a writer. For the longest time I found this difficult to admit. I guess I thought it an unrealistic aspiration, or that I would be […]


Posted on April 19, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Become Our Next Blogger in Residence

Applications are now open for the next round of our Blogger in Residence program. This opportunity is open to emerging writers who would like to build their portfolio and see their work published regularly on Capital Letters, reaching out to our large, established audience. Two individuals will be selected to write a post every 1 to […]


Posted on December 1, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Lex Hirst (Part 2)

Blogger in Residence, Shu-Ling Chua, recently spoke with Lex Hirst about her experience in organising a writing festival. Catch up on Part 1 here. [Photo credit: Sarah-Jane Edis] What is your favourite thing about organising NYWF? I love the community aspect but what I really love is, that moment when an idea you’ve discussed all year […]


Posted on November 11, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Being a Paid Writer

Blogger in Residence, Aidan Bennett, discusses the significant difference that being a paid writer makes to your output and strategy. Being a paid writer, as in one who writes for pay and not royalties, can be hard work. Copywriters, freelance writers, ghost writers and online writers, all have one main concern, brand management, the need to add in some way […]


Posted on September 30, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Will You Be Our Next Blogger in Residence?

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF SUBMISSIONS FOR THE CAPITAL LETTERS BLOGGER IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM. Want to get involved? As we gear up to say goodbye to the lovely Christine McPaul, we are again on the hunt for two creative individuals to pen our blog for a period of 3 months. This opportunity […]


Posted on August 26, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Softcopy: The Road to Self-Publishing an E-journal

Blogger in Residence, Christine McPaul, shares her experience of creating the e-journal, Softcopy. “The road to publication can be rough, take snacks and a friend” – Elizabeth Hein Three of us were crammed into my spare room with homemade muffins, chocolate-chip buns, a whiteboard, a laptop and an idea. We had already met a few […]


Posted on July 30, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Emerging is Hard Work

Words by Christine McPaul, ACTWC Blogger in Residence “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”         ―Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Beetles, bees, butterflies and fleas share something with writers – they all have to emerge if they are […]


Posted on July 7, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Not another lit mag…

Words by Helen Scheuerer, Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit Today, the online space is brimming with literary magazines, writers’ advice sites and author blogs. We’re spoilt, or even, overwhelmed with choice. So, at a time of over-population in the market, why start a new lit mag? Why add another to your TBR list? Why read […]