"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
How to make time to write when life gets in the way: Improvise, Prioritise, Sacrifice, Persistence and Time Out
What to know how to sign a literary agent and get a publishing deal in Australia? Sasha Wasley tells us how.
If staying motivated to write wasn’t hard enough, now us writers have to battle numb hands that are reluctant to type. Here are my seven tips for writers to stay warm this winter.
"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
I've tracked down some amazing writing books to help you edit your novel.
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.
On the makings of a story: "The little seed has been sowed... and over the course of the year it will sprout and grow. It may need a little pruning, but it will take shape and it will be mine."