Making a Living from Writing

It’s all in the title. How many writers actually make their living from writing? How many don’t? If you do, how? If you don’t, how do you keep going?

Tansy Rayner Roberts is a popular and award-winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, feminist essays, and humour. Her books include the Creature Court epic fantasy trilogy, and humorous fantasy with witches, pirates, chainmail lingerie and flying sheep, in The Mocklore Omnibus, Ink Black Magic and Bounty.

Rohan Wilson’s first book, The Roving Party, won the 2011 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, the Margaret Scott Prize at the Tasmanian Literary Awards in 2013 and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2012. He was chosen as one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists in 2012. His latest book, recently released, is Daughter of Hard Times, which is receiving wide acclaim.

David Owen is the author of the acclaimed ‘Pufferfish’ detective fiction series and other novels as well as non-fiction works on thylacines, devils and sharks. He is a former editor of Island and was the director of publishing for the University of Tasmania’s Quintus Publishing.

Tansy, Rohan and David will share their tips and trials walking the path of the storyteller. You won’t want to miss them at the Hobart Writers Festival 2019. Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Saturday the 14th of September. Tickets here.