A survey of NSW teachers shows there is an emphasis on explicitly teaching writing in the early school years. But the amount of time spent teaching writing dips in the middle years.
GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.
Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.
If teachers and students work together, then opportunities to share difficult personal stories can be constructive.
Grammar is a set of tools to make meaning rather than a set of rules to follow. The difference is in how we teach it.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
Moral prudishness pushed Thomas Hardy and George Eliot to develop more creative and thoughtful writing practices.
This year's six shortlisted novels shimmer with relevance.
Writers are often seen as solitary creatures, but there can be great benefits to collaboration.
While the man the world knows as 'Papa' balanced the demands of parenting with his work, his letters and fiction offer a window into the depth of his paternal feeling.
Kylie Tennant's hut is fondly remembered by locals, tourists and aspiring writers who have visited since the 1980s.
From cholera outbreaks to public health actions, war metaphors have long been used to describe diseases, to show what we fear and to explain our world to ourselves.
In 1790, Xavier de Maistre was imprisoned in his house for six weeks, and he took to travel writing about his bedroom. Is this the new coronavirus travel writing?
The books chosen as finalists in this year's Stella Prizes can help us draw on our innate resources. We can seek inner truths and explore ways to support each other thanks to these gifted writers.
A creative writing project in South Australian prisons shows those inside can be eloquent, expressive and reflective.
Authors sometimes put deeper meanings into their stories, but really, it's the reader who decides.
There is no single piece of advice that works for everyone, but here is a list that will benefit writers at every stage of their career.
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn't enough.
Will there ever be an electronic equivalent of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' or Émile Zola’s 'J’Accuse!'?
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.