Today I celebrated the ultimate event in my writer’s year. The Australian CYA children’s and young adult writer’s conference at St Laurence College, Brisbane. Its a one-day action adventure retreat for writers. Refreshing. Exhilarating. Exhausting.
I shared this stimulating day with my real & online writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down [...]
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 [...]
WHAT IF: your dream Publisher OR Agent advertised for Manuscripts?
What would you send them?
First of all, you create a KICK-ASS query letter, one that spurs the agent or publisher to read on. It must be professional, intelligent, concise, and intriguing. It accompanies your submission. Your cover letter must capture their attention, begging for [...]
Today I finalized a KILLER synopsis for my crime novel, SAYONARA guaranteed to get attention from editors, agents or publishers. The synopsis is the most crucial part of my submission package and needs to be developed, sweated over and polished with the same attention as to my novel. The synopsis is the sequential summary [...]
How do you write a Elevator Pitch that will sell your book to a Publisher or an Literary Agent? You create an unforgettable blurb that will catch their attention … A snappy sentence that contains who and what, with a very captivating why. Think …What’s your story really about? What makes your story unique? … [...]
Another week of incredible Emails … … On Wednesday … a TOP Literary Agent emailed me, wanting to read the NEW VERSION of ‘Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness’. SQUEEEE … I can’t believe it! After a day of tweaking and double-checking the manuscript, I’ve finally sent it off to them with many dreams [...]
I’ve placed Fire Starters in my Writing hearth, all set to ignite. Ready to set ablaze any time now. Then … Whoosh! Off it could go!
Here’s my latest Fire-Starters.
• Queensland Writers Centre invited me on their Blog Tour to answer all their Questions. I’ll be Revealing ALL, early November on this website and [...]