The First Draft.

How do you find writing your first draft? Is it the easiest part? The hardest? Do you start a first draft, get stuck, put it aside and start something else? I like to read about how other writers work, and I’ve learnt a few things by doing this. Firstly, you’ve got to finish what you … More The First Draft.

Review: Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman.

The blurb: Joss Aaronson has two loves in her life: Playing the blues and training to jump through time. Then Mavkel, the first alien student on Earth, selects her to be his time-travel partner and Joss’s life gets a lot more complicated. There’s an assassin on campus, an anti-alien lobby group chanting slogans, and Joss … More Review: Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman.

Tears.

we may all speak different languages, but pain is universal and tears are spoken by all. (A micro-poem by Rochelle Sharpe.) 

Australian Feist Fans.

Voyager online announced this on November 30: Next May sees one of the grand masters of fantasy, Raymond E. Feist, penning the final book in his epic 9-series Midkemian saga, Magician’s End. To celebrate, and get everyone up to speed, we thought we’d offer the chance for you to win a year’s supply of Voyager books (which will be our top new release book delivered … More Australian Feist Fans.

A word on rejection.

Rejection is a part of being a writer. Lots of writers got rejected many times before they got picked up. Becca Fitzpatrick took 5 years to sell her YA angel book Hush Hush, Wither by Lauren Destefano was rejected 120 times before it was picked up, and even Stephen King was rejected. (His book ‘On … More A word on rejection.