It feels strange to finally send off a story to publishers - especially a story that I can link to Geoffrey Rush (in an odd way). This manuscript is something I've worked on for many years - part of me fears for its future, part … Continue reading the agony and the ecstasy – a.k.a. submitting a story
Writers who succeed are those who persevere through first drafts that feels like pushing jelly uphill; refuse to take second-best for the multiple re-writes; do the spit and polish at the end; then cope with rejection letters, and re-write and edit again. I'm polishing off … Continue reading Perseverance is the WORD
Have you ever succumbed to the temptation of not trusting verbs to do their job? Like if your hero 'went slowly down the road' when he could've trudged, ambled, plodded, tramped, staggered, crawled ... you get the picture? Maybe as you've developed as a writer … Continue reading Elbow room for verbs?
Get on any number of commentating, opinion blogs, like Crikey.com and the leading newspaper online blogs you'll find a host of passionate people arguing their corner regarding the proposed lifting of Territorial Copyright on Books. Now, I don't know about you, but I haven't seen … Continue reading Behind the bulldust….