Today’s guest on the Not Just About Copy podcast is author, instructional designer and copywriter, Emily Brewin.

Emily’s first novel, Hello, Goodbye, was published in 2017 and her second, Small Blessings, in 2019, both with Allen & Unwin. Her short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including We’ll Stand In That Place and Other Stories by Margaret River Press and the Bristol Short Story Anthology – Volume 10.

Emily has written for The Age, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Archer, Feminartsy, The Victorian Writer and Mamamia. She is currently working on her third adult novel, MICHI.

I’ve known Emily for over a decade now. Both former teachers, we shared a staffroom for many years – gradually evolving our writing careers and growing our children side by side. I’ve always been fascinated by Emily’s dedication to novel writing and I was keen to pick her brain about her writing process, what she does when she feels stuck and where all those ideas come from!

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Emily’s early life helped shape her career as a writer
  • The process of writing a novel – and dealing with rejection
  • Strategies for when mindset issues like self-doubt or imposter syndrome creep in
  • How Emily reconciles her private author self with the public demands of marketing her books, and
  • Why she can’t imagine life without her writer’s group.

I know you’re going to enjoy this episode. Here’s my conversation with Emily Brewin…

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Books: ‘Hello, Goodbye’ and ‘Small Blessings’

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