Hello dear readers!Here at last is Chapter 9 of The War of Wind and Moon - I'm quite excited about this one because it is the end of Act One of both Season One and Mia's life! I do hope you enjoy it. For those of you who listen to the podcast as you read, … Continue reading The War of Wind and Moon, Chapter 9
A huge thank you to Dymocks Melbourne and all who came to celebrate the launch of As Long As She Lives, it was a truly wonderful night! My editor Ann Bolch launched the book, then my dear friend Jenny Seedsman introduced me for my speech full of thanks. Emma Jaques was the photographer for the … Continue reading What a night! As Long As She Lives book launch.
I was delighted to be invited by Stephen Campbell to be on his podcast, Crimefiction.fm and, despite feeling decidedly odd being 'on mic' instead of being the audio engineer, it was great fun! As a crime fiction reader as well as writer I've been listening to the podcast since it began in April as a spin-off of his … Continue reading As Long As She Lives on Crimefiction.fm!
It's been almost a month since I completed the serialized re-write of As Long As She Lives and in an attempt to stop myself picking up the manuscript and fiddling, before I receive my editor's first notes, I've given some thought to the experience, which I hope may be useful to current or potential Wattpad users. … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far)
How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One by Stanley Fish My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book immediately after being disappointed by It was the Best of Sentences, It was the Worst of Sentences, so I may have been primed to have an overly enthusiastic reaction to a book … Continue reading Review: How to Write a Sentence, by Stanley Fish
In her book, It was the Best of Sentences, it was the Worst of Sentences, June Casagrande gives is an interesting reason to learn our fundamentals: “If you want to master the art of the sentence, you must first accept a somewhat unpleasant truth – one a lot of writers would rather deny: The Reader … Continue reading #Storycraft Topic: “Thy Reader, Thy King”