Category Archives: Getting published

Working with the Australian Writers’ Centre in 2014

In case you missed the news last week, the Australian Writers’ Centre is opening a branch in Perth and has asked yours truly to be a part of the team rolling out writing courses to all the lovely people of

Working with the Australian Writers’ Centre in 2014

In case you missed the news last week, the Australian Writers’ Centre is opening a branch in Perth and has asked yours truly to be a part of the team rolling out writing courses to all the lovely people of

To sell more books, you should write about cats

I love a good statistic. Statistics can clarify the magnitude of a problem, an action, an attitude or an opportunity. But a statistic by itself, without commentary, can be misleading. So in today’s post, I’ve tried to pull together a

To sell more books, you should write about cats

I love a good statistic. Statistics can clarify the magnitude of a problem, an action, an attitude or an opportunity. But a statistic by itself, without commentary, can be misleading. So in today’s post, I’ve tried to pull together a

Is writing an art-form, and how valuable are books to you?

I went to the Australian Society of Authors National Congress last week and there were so many ideas about reading books, writing books, book sales, and trends swirling around the room that I wanted to share some of them with

Is writing an art-form, and how valuable are books to you?

I went to the Australian Society of Authors National Congress last week and there were so many ideas about reading books, writing books, book sales, and trends swirling around the room that I wanted to share some of them with

On Contemplating My Future As a Writer As I Prepare to Pitch My Next Book

Just as I was working madly to finish the edit on my next book, two things happened that made me take a long hard look at what I do and why I do it. The first of these was a

On Contemplating My Future As a Writer As I Prepare to Pitch My Next Book

Just as I was working madly to finish the edit on my next book, two things happened that made me take a long hard look at what I do and why I do it. The first of these was a

How to get published: 8 authors share their stories

Nothing gives us more hope, as writers, than hearing that others have trodden the same path we have, through rejection, despair and flickers of hope, to finally having a published book (or two!) in our hands. For the last couple

How to get published: 8 authors share their stories

Nothing gives us more hope, as writers, than hearing that others have trodden the same path we have, through rejection, despair and flickers of hope, to finally having a published book (or two!) in our hands. For the last couple

How do I get my book published – Q & A

So here’s where I answer all the burning questions I’ve been asked about how to get published, questions I get asked via email, via Facebook, via last week’s blog which had a handy list of publishing links, via my Secrets to

How do I get my book published – Q & A

So here’s where I answer all the burning questions I’ve been asked about how to get published, questions I get asked via email, via Facebook, via last week’s blog which had a handy list of publishing links, via my Secrets to

How to get published: a list of helpful links

I’ve just spent the weekend with a lovely group of aspiring writers who are all eager to have their work published. The course I ran was called Secrets to Publishing Success and, while I don’t know any secrets about the

How to get published: a list of helpful links

I’ve just spent the weekend with a lovely group of aspiring writers who are all eager to have their work published. The course I ran was called Secrets to Publishing Success and, while I don’t know any secrets about the

How do I get my book published?

I have been sent a few emails over the last few weeks from people wanting to know the answer to this question so I thought I’d put together a bit of a summary of the process I went through in

How do I get my book published?

I have been sent a few emails over the last few weeks from people wanting to know the answer to this question so I thought I’d put together a bit of a summary of the process I went through in

Editing

I’m over the blog-block and into editing

I had a bit of blog-block last week and couldn’t think of a single thing that had happened to me that was interesting enough to share with the world. Happily, I’m back to being a narcissist this week and have

Editing

I’m over the blog-block and into editing

I had a bit of blog-block last week and couldn’t think of a single thing that had happened to me that was interesting enough to share with the world. Happily, I’m back to being a narcissist this week and have

I’m looking forward to August because …

So, all things going well, my next book, Bodies, (UPDATE – Bodies is now called If I Should Lose You) will be published in August 2012. I’m very excited because it’s wonderful just to have one book published, let alone

I’m looking forward to August because …

So, all things going well, my next book, Bodies, (UPDATE – Bodies is now called If I Should Lose You) will be published in August 2012. I’m very excited because it’s wonderful just to have one book published, let alone