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Writer On The Road

Giving you the tools you need to write your way to freedom, from wherever you are on the writing journey...

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. It is possible to earn a living with your writing. I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. I write, teach high school English, podcast and coach. I also dream 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!


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