Category Archives: If I Should Lose You

The wrapping around the words

It’s that time again – finding the right book cover. I’d hate to be a book cover designer – imagine being at the mercy of authors like me who can’t articulate what it is they want their book cover to

The wrapping around the words

It’s that time again – finding the right book cover. I’d hate to be a book cover designer – imagine being at the mercy of authors like me who can’t articulate what it is they want their book cover to

This is how you can make your book better

Edit. It’s that simple. And if you’re lucky enough to work with a professional editor in the process of writing your book, then treasure that experience. I know I’ve written about this before. But having just emerged from the edit

This is how you can make your book better

Edit. It’s that simple. And if you’re lucky enough to work with a professional editor in the process of writing your book, then treasure that experience. I know I’ve written about this before. But having just emerged from the edit

Bodies

**UPDATE** Since I wrote this post, my book has been renamed If I Should Lose You. Great title isn’t it? So, Bodies is now If I Should Lose You. Hope that makes sense! This week’s blog post haas come about

Bodies

**UPDATE** Since I wrote this post, my book has been renamed If I Should Lose You. Great title isn’t it? So, Bodies is now If I Should Lose You. Hope that makes sense! This week’s blog post haas come about

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

Agent

On getting an agent

Four words I have long wanted to say: I have an agent. And now I do. Not just any agent. But the same agent who represents Tim Winton. If only having the same agent meant I would sell as many

Agent

On getting an agent

Four words I have long wanted to say: I have an agent. And now I do. Not just any agent. But the same agent who represents Tim Winton. If only having the same agent meant I would sell as many

Missing: An idea

I’m caught within a crease of time, a crease that lies between the end of one book and the beginning of another. Having typed THE END on my second book, Bodies, with great satisfaction a couple of weeks ago I’m

Missing: An idea

I’m caught within a crease of time, a crease that lies between the end of one book and the beginning of another. Having typed THE END on my second book, Bodies, with great satisfaction a couple of weeks ago I’m

How to fix a broken leg: suffocate the patient

I walked in to the play room today to find my four year old lying down on the floor underneath a mountain of dress up clothes – my two year old was busy building the mountain. This is not particularly

How to fix a broken leg: suffocate the patient

I walked in to the play room today to find my four year old lying down on the floor underneath a mountain of dress up clothes – my two year old was busy building the mountain. This is not particularly

Writing a book is not like giving birth

Why do so many people – often interviewers at writers festivals –  use the birth analogy when describing the process of writing a book? I’ve given birth three times and written two books so I have some authority to comment

Writing a book is not like giving birth

Why do so many people – often interviewers at writers festivals –  use the birth analogy when describing the process of writing a book? I’ve given birth three times and written two books so I have some authority to comment