Are you an Aussie writer with a MG or YA manuscript ready to go? Then this is for you. Here is the info I recieved via email: You have until Friday 28th July 2017 to send in your middle-grade or young adult manuscript. Before submitting your manuscript please ensure you check the Ampersand Entry Process on our website, to make … More Aussie Writers: The Ampersand Prize is now OPEN!
Hey Everyone, I’ve been busy, busy, busy editing this past week. At the beginning of the week I had worked on my historical fantasy. I edited chapter three, adding a new character which I am excited about it. Her new plot will help toward building the word count; I’m currently trying to add 13k to … More A Writerly Update 75.
Hi Everyone, In case you missed my quick update, I lost internet over the last 3 days so I’m a bit behind on posts. I have 3 reviews I need to get up plus my regular posts. I had internet for almost a whole week so I thought it was fixed, but then it died … More A Writerly Update 71.
Hi Everyone, Just a really quick update today as I don’t have much time. I’ve been focusing on my MG again this past week as I try and finish the first draft by the end of the month for a challenge I am participating in. Here are the stats: June 8th: o words. June 9th: … More A Writerly Update 70.
Released Date: March 2015. Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia. Source:From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: In her first novel for middle-grade readers, bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. … More Review: Nightbird By Alice Hoffman.
Release Date: August 27th 2014. Publisher: Text Publishing (Australia) Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: A mysterious coded message. A search for a fabled perpetual motion machine. A terrifying horse ride. And a night in the exclusive Billionaires’ Club House of Puzzles. If Gerald thought his term in a … More Review: The House of Puzzles By Richard Newsome.
One of the things we need to be aware of as writers is word counts. Books for different ages and genres have different word counts and I think it important to be aware of what those general word counts are. Over at Writers Digest Chuck Sambuchino has complied a definitive list of word counts for … More Writing Tip Wednesday: A Word On Word Counts.
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)