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Welcome to Writer On The Road

Has anyone ever said to you, 'You should write a book one day'?

Have you started to write down your story, but don't know what to do with the mess of notes and photos you have tucked away in a computer file. If you've ever thought about telling your story you'll find the tools here to help you do just that.

The show & its producer

There's a secret we intrepid adventurers know, a secret I learnt years ago when I lived on my yacht and sailed the Whitsundays here in Oz, and it's a secret that ninety percent of people don't know. Melinda Hammond has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She teaches high school English, but dreams of running away with the circus.


What people are saying about the show...

Great listen


July 18, 2016 by Andrew Titmarsh from Australia

This is a great podcast, very informative and helpful. Has really helped guide me.




August 8, 2016 by Out There 'do'in it' from Australia

Great work Melinda... really enjoy your podcast. It is a credit to you how professional you have put the total package together... brilliant.

Happy listening



July 14, 2016 by Sum_of__3_girls from Australia

Looking forward to hearing more of the Writer on the Road podcasts. Loving it!


THE NEW writing course for young people with a passion for storytelling. Do you have a story to tell?


Learn how to craft and clarify your stories with English teacher and author, Melinda Hammond. This course challenges you to get your story told.

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