"I worked hard on my MS for years making sure it was as strong as I could possibly make it before I wasted any agent’s time asking them to read it."- Tess Woods
"I did have a clear idea of what the book was about and how it fitted into the market. In the case of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, it meant identifying a social trend in positive ageing and a gap in the market for novels featuring older women."- Joanna Nell
What to know how to sign a literary agent and get a publishing deal in Australia? Sasha Wasley tells us how.
"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
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! This month i'm joined by Australian Author Vanessa Carnevale.
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.
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire, is a novel which explores two women, a murder and the media's coverage in a regional town. It has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2017.
Author interview with Faye Hall: On historical Aussie fiction, juggling parenting and writing, and what to expect next.
Debut Australian author of In at the Deep End, Penelope Janu, shares her inspiration, writing process, publication journey and what story she's working on next.
On the blog today, debut Australian author JM Pearce stops by on her blog tour to chat about her writing journey and how her background in policing has influenced her writing style. Set in the Queensland bush, A Time to Run is a tense, gritty crime thriller featuring a cop-turned-victim and a chilling serial killer.… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Writing Journey of JM Pearce