This week I read a great post by YA author Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy) titled ‘Publishing Does Not Want To Eat Your Heart Out.’ It is a great post for all aspiring authors. She was asked a question from a fan about how to get an agent to say ‘Your book is interesting and yes’ … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater talks publishing.
Hi everyone, I just updated my open submissions page. I now have 7 opportunities listed. 4 which are new. There are two new international submissions (1 for flash fiction and 1 for an anthology for dark vampire stories) and two new Australian submissions both for short stories comps giving big cash prizes. check out my … More Open Submission Page Updated.
Inspiration is all around and can come from many different things at any given time. If you are anything like me, then you don’t just get one idea at a time. So what are you suppose to do with the abundance of ideas that come to you? How do you decide which one to write … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Dealing with an abundance of ideas.
If you enjoyed my flash fiction story, ‘The Girl In The Mirror’, then you can hear me read it on the AntiSF Radio show podcast. I am the third story, 15 minutes in. Check it out here: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/antisf/id/2288836
I have reached 100 followers on my blog, which I think is absolutely amazing, a big thank you to you all! To celebrate I am going to share with you the short synopsis of my YA epic fantasy currently titled ‘The Calling:The Prophecies of Terrateaka Book 1.’ Here it is: The world is new and … More The Calling.
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read. Today I am shining the spotlight on the middle grade book ‘The Keepers: Museum of Thieves’ by Lian Tanner. And this is the third book I have read for the Australian Women Writers challenge … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘The Keepers: Museum of Thieves’ (AWW2013)
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. This week I am going to be reviewing the YA contemporary, ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at Fist Sight.’ by Jennifer E. Smith. The Synopsis from Goodreads: Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘The statistical Probability of Love at Fist Sight.’
You read heaps of them right? Novels, that is. You enjoy them, and you think to yourself, ‘I could do this, it’s going to be so easy’. You even get the idea for what you think will be a fantastic story. But then you have to get that idea out of your head and on … More Writing Tip Wednesday: So you want to write a novel?
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday. Every Saturday I shine the spotlight on an Australian book that I think deserves to be read. Today I will be shining the spotlight on the YA dystopian ‘The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf.’ by Ambelin Kwaymullina. The synopsis from Goodreads: The Reckoning destroyed civilisation. Rising from the ashes, some … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf.’
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. Today I will be reviewing ‘Requiem’, the third and final book in the Delirium series. There will be spoilers for Delirium and Pandemonium, AND REQUIEM, so if you haven’t read those books I suggest you stop reading. The synopsis from Goodreads: They have tried to squeeze us out, to … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘Requiem’ by Lauren Oliver.