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So You Think You Can Write?


Well, it’s a lot less embarrassing than dancing…

Musica Viva’s reviewing competition is on again, so if you’re going to hear the Borodin Quartet, sharpen your ears and get your pencil out. You lucky lucky people have 350 words and 48 hours from the end of the concert. (Lucky, because I only have till midday the next day. Watch out for it in the Herald on Monday or Tuesday 1 or 2 March).

I posted a few tips back in November — you can find them on this blog, or at Musica Viva’s site. But for a real hoot, you must read this: http://www.earbox.com/posts/40#post Warning – I will be checking all entries for unjustifiable use of words such as ‘magisterial’ or ‘structural clarity.’

The details of SYTYCW are here: http://www.musicaviva.com.au/concertseason/reviewcompetition

Author: harryfiddler

Harriet Cunningham – aka @harryfiddler — is a freelance writer based in Sydney. Harriet wrote her first novel, about a runaway cat, at the age of 7. In the forty year gap between novel 1 and novel 2 she moved from London to Edinburgh to Sydney, ran an opera company, played violin on the opera house stage and sailed from Gove to Darwin. She is now a music critic and writer, best known as the critic who got banned by Opera Australia. She still hangs out at the Sydney Opera House, is still trying to get that novel published, and still plays the violin.

2 thoughts on “So You Think You Can Write?

  1. This time I will leave reviewing in your hands. (Note absence of any adjectives whatsoever). Will just enjoy my prize from last time!

  2. Pingback: When You Think You Can

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