Talking the Talk

You’ve started (or finished!) your book project and now you have to start talking about it, but the thought of it makes you feel slightly panicked?

Join Kate for Talking the Talk, a jam-packed ONLINE workshop filled with tips, exercises and strategies to help you talk about your writing project with confidence. This seminar is for aspiring, emerging, mid-career and even established writers who want to improve their skills at pitching, interviews (as either guest or host) and delivering successful events. Kate draws on her experience of learning along the publicity trail for her novels Skylarking (2016) and The Mother Fault (2020) and on what she’s learned from the hundreds of authors she’s interviewed on The First Time podcast, on stage at festivals and online for lit events.

Kate is planning to hold another series of online Talking the Talk workshops during the second half of 2023. Please register your interest on the form below and you will be notified once the dates have been set.

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Feedback from recent Talking the Talk online workshops include:

‘Before I did Kate’s course, Talking the Talk, I was sure that I didn’t have an ‘origin story’ – or at least, not one that was worth telling. However, after doing Kate’s course, I’ve started to look at the story of my own writing in a new light.’ Magdalena McGuire, debut author.

Participants in the Talking the Talk seminar for Writing NSW in November 2022 said:

‘The seminar was INCREDIBLE. Can’t thank you enough for your knowledge, generosity and high vibes in support of other writers no matter what stage they are at.’ Amy Lovat, Secret Book Stuff + debut author

‘Wonderful to meet you and such a brilliant seminar. Love the pod, love your first two books…and now love your teaching.’ Susan McCreery, published author

‘Thank you for a powerful workshop jam packed with so much information. I loved it, lots to think about.’ Lina, emerging writer


Kate’s first book, SKYLARKING was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017. Her second THE MOTHER FAULT is published in Australia by Simon & Schuster in 2020 and in the UK by Harper Collins UK in 2021. Kate’s third novel, THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT was published in Australia by Simon & Schuster in August 2023.

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