Winners of CYA Conference 2015

I celebrated the ultimate event in my Writer’s year …

The Australian CYA Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane celebrated its 10th birthday anniversary. A one-day action-packed creative retreat for writers. Refreshing. Exhausting. Exhilarating.

I shared this amazing day with my writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down blueprints for my next writing […]

How to Write a KILLER Synopsis

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I set myself a gargantuan task of creating a KILLER synopsis for my humorous techno-fantasy novel for children: JOSH SUPER SPACE KID. I needed a kick-ass one pager to create buzz in the publishing world. I researched synopsis experts, scrambling through writing text books, to create that […]

WINNERS of the CYA Conference

I celebrated the ultimate event in my Writer’s year …

The Australian CYA Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane. It’s a one-day action-packed adventure holiday for writers. Refreshing. Exhausting. Exhilarating.

I shared this amazing day with my writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down blueprints for my next writing projects, revitalizing my creative […]

Winners of the CYA Writers Conference

I celebrated the ultimate event in my writer’s year!!

The Australian CYA children’s and Young Adult writer’s Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane.

It’s a one-day action adventure holiday for writers. Refreshing. Exhausting. Exhilarating. I shared this amazing day with my writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down blueprints for my next writing […]

Should I Self Publish my Book Baby… Yes? or No?

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I face the most challenging decision in my writing career! …

THE FACTS …Welcome to the digital publishing revolution! Self publishing is upending the book industry! … Time for savvy authors to grasp this unique opportunity to […]

WRITING Secrets: How to Transform your First Five Pages

Do you want your novel to immediately STAND OUT from the vast competition? And attract the attention of Agents and Publishers? I’ve discovered an inspirational book and its radically turning my writing around. This ultimate writing manual‘s transforming my prose into a higher more successful level. Its converting my text into something more […]

How do Writers FIND a Agent?

I was grappling with my greatest dilemma … Do I really need an agent? … Do I know enough about the publishing industry to go it alone? … Is it worth paying an agent a percentage of my contract?… Can an agent help my Publishing career?

The pros and cons swum round my writer’s brain […]

One Roller Coaster Week

Last week I reached rock bottom with the Worst News and later climbed the dizzy heights with the BEST News. Such is the roller coaster life of a writer. Last Monday I received an incredulous email from a ‘new’ publisher who had earlier discussed publishing my memoir. She wanted me to pay her $8,800 for […]

Fast Furious Advice

“Any day now the Publisher will contact me!” Those positive words resonated in my mind engulfing other thoughts. I visualised myself signing THAT Publishing Contract, staring at the shiny cover of my book, Me and Her, organising book launches where I autograph copies for my readers. Flying from city to city. Dreams … Magnificent, exquisite […]

Agents Vs Publishers

Last night I attended a writer’s BOOT CAMP at the Publishers and Agents Seminar at QWC, Brisbane to improve my industry IQ and to investigate ways to have my memoir, Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness published. This is what I learnt:-

• Manuscripts must be completed, revised, edited and polished. √ • When […]