It feels like so much of our lives are on 'hold' at the moment, but should your novel be on hold too?
Is your story going to appeal to an agent, publisher or readers? I tried looking at my novel from a new lens and it made my novel 100% better.
"I knew that if I wanted an agent (and to be published) I had to try something new. I had to make sure my novel was the absolute BEST it could be, and I knew I had got it as far as I could on my own."
"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.