Pathway to Publishing Writers showcases some of the excellent stories and writing developed for the most part in our Novel & Script courses.

  • No Man's Land - Roland Fishman

    Special operative Russell Carter has turned his back on everything he ever believed in. A year ago he walked away from the order and its leader, Thomas Wing, a man he once regarded as a father. Since then he’s been living the good life, surfing at Lennox Head and trying to forget his past. On Christmas Day Thomas is kidnapped from a remote bush property near the Queensland border, and

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  • Nature Freak - Elizabeth Farrelly

    “Make no little plans. They have no power to stir men’s blood.” It’s Sydney 1966, the summer of love. Jake Eames is a brilliant young architect mesmerised by the smouldering presence of the half-built Sydney Opera House and the afterglow of its departed creator, Jørn Utzon. Only design, Jake believes, can redeem the world. Even the death-by-fire of his childhood friend only leaves Jake yet more intent on his utopian…

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  • Devil's Harbor - Alex Gilly

    Nick Finn and his partner and brother-in-law, Diego Jimenez, are used to rough water. As Marine Interdiction Agents for Customs and Border Protection, the two hunt drug smugglers, human traffickers, and other criminals who hide in the vastness of the waters surrounding southern California.

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  • Double Lives - Liz Stevens

    Claire-Rey is a 26 year old Sydney party girl, whose self-indulgent lifestyle is disrupted when her father unexpectedly dies. While Claire grieves and deals with the guilt of tricking her father into paying for her hedonistic lifestyle, she learns that she isn't the only one with secrets. Not only are her father’s multiple affairs revealed, but there is the question of why he has left a left a substantial inheritance

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  • Wirehead - Curtis Larson

    In a dystopian near-future in an abandoned wintry metropolis, a man with no memory discovers he’s a “wirehead”, an artificial intelligence program downloaded into a human body to be a slave. But Dillon is different from all the other wireheads - he has residual human emotions that complicate his thinking and drive him to rebel against his wirehead fate.

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  • Dream Traitors - Theresa Miller

    Successful, high profile PR guru, Laurie Sutcliffe spins corporate lies while secretly craving adventure and freedom. His wife Megan is on the IVF treadmill. Her eggs are too old and her hunger for a baby drives her to desperate measures. Meanwhile, his lover, Carla accidentally falls pregnant but still yearns for the bright lights of stardom as a singer. How far will they go to betray each other and themselves?

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  • Running from Ice - Melanie Kell

    Angie thinks she has escaped her past until her estranged daughter Susie lands, unannounced, on the run from an ice debt. She needs her mother’s help to save her life. Heading towards 40, alone and broke, Angie is forced to abandon her self-centred world to find the money she needs to repay Susie’s debt. Confronted by a corrupt local police force, she finds herself looting, burning and exploding property in…

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  • Pyrene and other stories - Zahid Gamieldien

    In country New South Wales, a callow journalist travels to the manor of a local politician to interview him about his support for a men's only club called Pyrene. The interview is interrupted by the arrival of the politician's cleaner and her young daughter—and what happens next is grotesque, haunting, and revealing.

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  • Ripples - Elizabeth Ellis

    Emma Flynn is an ordinary working class kid, studying at Uni for a better life. Until her mother dumps her on the streets of Kings Cross in the middle of the night. From the used condom-strewn gutter, she makes the most important phone call of her life: to her brother, Josh. He helps her get a home and a job at a pub. But when Josh’s girlfriend threatens that home,

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  • Loading Zone - Owen Ravencroft

    There were some who reckoned the money changed Terry Bartlett. No, that was just envy rolled in bullshit. He just woke up one day with nothing to do. That’s all it was, no purpose. Weird how something seemingly so simple can destroy lives, even the ones you love.

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  • Obsidian Heart - Tiffany Hunter

    A girl in a travelling sideshow has the ability to read past lives, yet her own remains a mystery. When she uncovers a deadly curse, it is in her own past life that she must find the key to eliminating the curse and saving those dearest to her.

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  • The Revelation of the Elders - Gilbert Mane

    A young man with a big secret is drawn into the world of the Elders - psychic adepts tasked with protecting a powerful ancient manuscript. When his sister is kidnapped, only he can rescue her. He comes face to face with pure evil, and in this race against time, he has to draw on resources he never knew he had.

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  • Splashes of Paint - Margie Yen

    When struggling artist Terrie takes the credit for creating her best-friend’s self-portrait to impress Alex, an attractive art critic, she believes she has the answer to the two things she craves – love and artistic success. But Terrie’s success and relationships are compromised when Alex asks her to paint his portrait for the Archibald prize. Will Terrie find a way to keep living the lie or will she confess all and

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  • My Father's Shadow - Doug Pender

    When boxer Barry ‘Kid Barry’ Haggerty gravely injures an opponent, he runs to the streets, afraid he has inherited his father’s violent genes. He scores a job as a drug money courier, where he siphons some cash to pay off his friends’ drug debts. When he is found out, he becomes caught up in a violent payback which pits him against his father and brothers.

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