CONFLICTED ABOUT WRITING CONFLICT?
Remember how my editor told me my story was avoiding conflict? Late last week I sent off a revised first two chapters to her for
WHEN MY EDITS CAME BACK, I CRINGED
About a month ago, I felt my publishing dreams slipping away. After deciding to pursue indie publishing, I’d just received a quote for $3000 to
WHAT HAVE I BEEN READING #23?
I’m about to start structural edits on Wherever You Go and I’ve found a strange thing happening as I’m reading lately … I’m struggling to
ON WRITING: JOY RHOADES SHARES THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
What’s the story behind the story for Joy Rhoades’s latest novel, The Burnt Country? She tells us below, but first, here’s a taste: the book
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: PAMELA COOK
Hello my young friend, I can address you like that because you’re only 38 and I’ve got almost twenty years on you. How scary is
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: RENEE CONOULTY
Hey Renee, Right now, you’re eighteen and the world is opening up before you. You’re not really sure what you should be doing with your
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: JODI GIBSON
Dear twenty-something unpublished self, As I write this you are about to embark on your author journey. Yes, you read that correctly – your author
ASK THE WRITER: HOW MUCH SAY DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR BOOK COVER?
Last week, the cover of my upcoming book Alexandra-Rose and her Icy-Cold Toes (Serenity Press, 2020) was released. I’m thrilled with it because it’s eye-catching
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: LISA ESKINAZI
To my nineteen-year-old unpublished self, I know all about the days you don’t want to get out of bed. The pile of clothes that you will
ASK THE WRITER: A BIT OF BACKGROUND
A few months ago, fellow author Kate Forster of Katebook asked me to answer some questions for a writing group we’re in. With her permission,
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: REBECCA FREEBORN
Dear Adolescent Unpublished Me, You have just submitted your first manuscript to a real life publisher, and you’re high on possibility. You spent your
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: MEAGHAN WILSON ANASTASIOS
Dear Meaghan, Don’t be alarmed, but it’s me… Meaghan. As in, yourself. And I’m writing to you from the future (insert eerie ‘breaking-the-time-space-continuum-music’ soundtrack here).
WHAT HAVE I BEEN READING #22?
Do you ever put off reading a book you really want to read, simply because once you start, it will soon be finished? Or is
ASK THE WRITER: WHERE DO YOUR IDEAS COME FROM?
This post is the first in my Ask the Writer series, which answers questions I’ve been asked as a writer, as well as other questions
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: NATALIE MULLER
Dear 17-year-old Natalie, You were right, it was unfair of your teacher to expect you to write a story without offering basic instruction. FYI, she
A LETTER TO MY UNPUBLISHED SELF: KATE FORSYTH
This week’s letter is a little different, because it’s actually a letter Kate Forsyth wrote to her unborn children when she was just 15. And