Three writers from central west NSW recently went on a whirlwind tour of the region sharing their secrets to success all while chatting about their latest novels.
Orange's Kelly Rimmer, with Alissa Callen from Dubbo and Milthorpe's Kim Kelly travelled hundreds of kilometres as part of the Wild West Women Writers Book Tour this week.
They stopped in Narromine, Dubbo, Forbes and as far as Sydney to speak with audiences.
Ms Rimmer said all writers have had different careers, so have been talking to audiences about those various avenues to publication and the unique writing styles.
"And I think we worked out there's no real secret (to writing)," Ms Callen added.
"Everyone has got their own (style) and sometimes it goes really well..."
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Living in the central west region has inspired each of the writers in their own way and they said local audiences had been really engaged.
"They're very supportive. That's one of the things we keep talking about. We feel like the local community really gets behind us and they take a bit of ownership..," Ms Rimmer said.
Visiting Sydney as part of the tour was a great way to represent rural writers, Ms Rimmer said.
"Especially at Castle hill, we had a really good turnout, really engaged audience," she said.
Like the uniqueness they each bring to their books, the three women's advice to up and coming authors was varied.
"Find some like-minded people because otherwise it can be quite isolating writing," Ms Callen said.
Ms Rimmer said now was a good time to be writing.
"There's so many avenues now to being published and so much online support and resources, it's a good time," she said.
Ms Kelly encouraged those to read a lot.
"Know that some days you'll wonder why on Earth you want t do it," she added.
"Some days are magic but it's always worthwhile because storytelling is important."