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motherhood, Writing

Finding the Balance: Writing, Working, Parenting + Life

How to make time to write when life gets in the way: Improvise, Prioritise, Sacrifice, Persistence and Time Out

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Author Interviews, Literary Agents, publishing, Writing

Ben Hobson: How I Got An Agent

"I found that, after so many years of butting my head up against publishing shut-doors, that I’d started to change my voice to suit some ephemeral, unknowable audience. I was trying to write how I thought people wanted me to, in contrast to my actual voice."- Ben Hobson

Book reviews, psychology

Book Review: Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer Hachette, 2018 (Review copy provided by publisher) Synopsis: The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place… Continue reading Book Review: Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

author, writing, literary agent
Author Interviews, Literary Agents, publishing, Writing

Louise Allan: How I Got An Agent

This new blog series is really just an excuse to get some insider information from authors who have successfully pitched to an agent and had their book published! I'm thrilled to have Western Australian author Louise Allan to kick off the series.

Top 5, Writing

5 Competitions to enter your unpublished manuscript in 2018 (Australia)

Another year, and many more opportunities to get noticed as a writer. I have an unpublished manuscript (well, a few actually) and I've been looking into what competitions are available this year (in Australia) for unpublished authors. Here's what I found: KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award: Entries now open and will close on March 31st, 2018. Hosted… Continue reading 5 Competitions to enter your unpublished manuscript in 2018 (Australia)