Why your book is not your baby
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Why your book is not your baby

It’s a commonly heard phrase uttered by authors everywhere; ‘my book baby’. I must admit I’ve used it before because it’s such a cute phrase and at times it does feel like the book you are writing (birthing) is your baby. But, it’s not. In fact, when you come to release your book, you need…

9 Gifts for Writers & Readers
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9 Gifts for Writers & Readers

I love Christmas. The fun putting up the decorations, being with family and friends, relaxing on hot summer days, driving around looking at Christmas lights and of course the wonderful sleep-inducing food coma that ensues on Christmas day. But I must admit I am a little over the excessiveness that is gift-giving. Not only does…

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3 ways to increase your writing output

. I’m an impatient person. There. I said it. But, being impatient, and being a writer has its moments. The writing and publishing game aren’t the best career paths for an impatient person. Not only does writing a book take time, but if heading down the traditional publishing route, you’d better be prepared for time…

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: A.L. Tait

Today might be the final in the current ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’ series, but we are finishing off with a bang. Please welcome A.L. Tait (aka Allison Tait) to the blog! I have been a long time fan of Allison since I started following her little blog many, many moons ago….

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Book Review: Trust The Process (non-fiction)

Trust The Process 101 Tips on Writing & Creativity Author: Karen Andrews Published: 2017 Publisher: Miscellaneous Press My Rating: 4/5 Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer, author, blogger, editor and publisher; someone well qualified and trustworthy to write a book on writing and creativity. Her new book, Trust The Process – 101 Tips on Writing &…

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Masterclass with Fiona McIntosh

This time last week I was arriving in Adelaide and making my way to the hotel. I’d survived the drive, Melbourne airport and the flight, and I was looking forward to what I’d hoped would be an inspiring and worthwhile experience. It was a whole lot more. The Commercial Fiction Masterclass with Fiona McIntosh has been…