I dare you to read it. Shriek: an absurd novel is an excellent representative of the absurd genre written by a clever author – Davide A. Cottone – of CaneCutter and Vietnam… Viet-Bloody-Nam notoriety.
Just Write for Kids ‘Quick Six’ Interview with Carolyn Martinez (aka Cate Sawyer)
Carolyn Martinez is passionate about protecting the integrity of the book industry and producing quality works that leave a footprint.
Finding Your Authorly Voice
My throat still tightens a squidge every time I say ‘I’m a writer’, fearful that alarms will sound, people will point and shout ‘she has no business calling herself that’. Suffice to say finding my voice was a short and flukey journey.
Publicity … The Necessary Evil
It’s the bane of nearly every author with whom I speak. We just want to write, but alas we must publicise, and most horridly of all – often in front of a crowd.
Sydney as a Choice Setting in the Words of Patricia Leslie
Patricia Leslie is an Australian author with a passion for combining history, fantasy, and action into stories that nudge at the boundaries of reality.
K M Steele and Why All Authors Should Go Regional
K M Steele is an Australian author who loves a good plot and a great sentence. She recently published her debut novel, Return to Tamarlin. It started out as a diarised account of fictional family events experienced by two sisters, because she was fascinated by the way siblings can remember the same events so differently.
Kylie Chan – On Writing, Publishing and Marketing
From Taoist immortals to distant galaxies, Author Kylie Chan writes Fantasy based on Chinese mythology. She’s had 10 novels published by Harper-Collins, and 3 novellas self-published.
Examining Life Under a Different Lens – Fantasy Author Bernadette Rowley
‘All children, except one, grow up.’ That’s the opening line in J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, and that’s the brilliance of fantasy writers – they grab our attention, drawing us into scenes that examine life through a different lens, under different rules.
Rachel Amphlett – Crime Fiction and Espionage Thriller Author
Make sure you have your work professionally edited and get the best book cover you can. Take a look at what other publishers are doing and emulate your cover design to be “on trend” – you can always change it in later years if tastes change.
Sh*t Asian Mothers Say – Best Title Award – In Conversation with Michelle Law
It frustrates me when aspiring writers don’t read because you can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. I tutored writing at university and the number of writing students who didn’t read always astounded me. We learn how to write well by reading the works of better writers, so if you’re not reading you’re not going to get far.