Why your first draft doesn’t have to stink

There's a lot of opinions floating around in the writing world: show don't tell, limit backstory, don't overuse dialogue tags, careful with too many adjectives, and the list goes on. While there's a lot of truth to these and these 'rules' are definitely worth taking note of, there's one in particular I find I simply … Continue reading Why your first draft doesn’t have to stink

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So you want to be a writer? Forget being a perfectionist

Recently I was reading a blog post by one of my favourite authors, Deanna Raybourn, about what she does well. To my surprise, she considers not being a perfectionist one of her strengths. And it got me thinking . . . Firstly, it's important to note that while I am often retentive about details and rather methodical, I'm … Continue reading So you want to be a writer? Forget being a perfectionist

Is it a good time to be an Australian author?

The University of Macquarie located in Sydney recently published its research findings on Australian authors. I don't know about you, but I've always enjoyed some good statistics. Blame my marketing background. I even got so excited I created a graph! (see below). Seriously though, data is power and having some insights into the Australian book … Continue reading Is it a good time to be an Australian author?