Interview with Zena Shapter

The View From Here Interview: Zena Shapter
by Jen

Zena Shapter is a British-Australian fiction writer who has won multiple awards for her short stories, which have been published internationally. She founded and still leads the widely attended Northern Beaches Writers' Group, and blogs about contemporary book culture.

She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Birmingham, England; and teaches seminars on social media for writers and advanced creative writing techniques.


In February you are giving a two-part hands-on workshop for writers yet to receive the recognition they deserve. What do you think is the single most important thing a writer can do to achieve this? (Apart from attending your class at the Mosman Community College in NSW Australia, of course.)