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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...

The right questions


April 8, 2018 12:49 pm by SoPrecious from Australia

Melinda has an engaging interview style and asks the right questions . Speakers and authors share their wisdom. A great show. Highly recommend.

One of my favorite podcasts


March 26, 2018 7:06 pm by BrodieEDU from United States

Writer on the Road is one of the best podcasts about writing a book. I have learned a great deal about the writing process and the many helpful tips that are provided by Melinda and her awesome guests.

Laughs and Wisdom


March 26, 2018 5:34 pm by BlairWitch80 from Australia

It's always a barrel of laughs being a guest on Writer On The Road and I love listening to all the other intersting guests that Melinda has on her show as well. A great podcast for aspring and emerging writers alike!

What a fabulous resource!


March 26, 2018 5:01 pm by Nambucca Annie from Australia

Melinda taps into what is needed to be a successful author these days. A great field of interviewees who share their knowledge, and enrich the marketing and craft knowledge of an matter what stage of their career they are at. Love every episode and look forward to many more!


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