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.

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5 Competitions to enter your unpublished manuscript in 2018 (Australia)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 I have an unpublished manuscript (well, a few actually) and I've been looking into what competitions are available this year (in Australia) for unpublished authors. Here's what I found: KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award: Entries now open and will close on March 31st, 2018. Hosted… Continue reading 5 Competitions to enter your unpublished manuscript in 2018 (Australia)

Writing

I have one goal for 2018

I have one writing-related goal for 2018: Get an agent.  I know, it’s February, and i’m a little late to the new years' resolution bandwagon, but i required some thinking time to come up with a plan for the year ahead. When it comes down to it, my overall goal is much the same as… Continue reading I have one goal for 2018

Mindfulness, psychology, Writing

The Power of Silence: How it can enhance creativity

Silence can be very powerful for the creative mind. On the weekend I attended a writer's retreat in bushland at Brahma Kumaris in Wilton. It was held by the Society of Women Writers NSW  and there was an amazing bunch of successful, inspiring and fascinating women writers. I arrived early Saturday morning, where along with a… Continue reading The Power of Silence: How it can enhance creativity

Writing

Getting a handle on plot points (or not)

Last month I made great gains with my WIP (work in progress). I was super excited about my story. It was the big bright shiny thing that had consumed my creative mind for several months. I've been trying my hand at planning and plotting rather than pantsing my way through as I usually do, and it… Continue reading Getting a handle on plot points (or not)