"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."
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.
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 I have an unpublished manuscript (well, a few actually) and I've been looking into what competitions are available this year (in Australia) for unpublished authors. Here's what I found: KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award: Entries now open and will close on March 31st, 2018. Hosted… Continue reading 5 Competitions to enter your unpublished manuscript in 2018 (Australia)
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
5 crime thriller books you must read, 5 writing posts to get you inspired and 5 blogs to follow if you are a writer...
Not a fan of character profiling? Prefer something more visual? Genograms are a great way to flesh out character backstory...
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