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How would your hero react to a catastrophic event?

I’ve been away for a few weeks and out of contact with the ‘rest of the world’.  Coming home I found myself glued to the telly as I watched the floods unfold in Queensland and now in my home state … Continue reading

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Whose story is it anyway?

When I met my publisher for the first time — well before he was actually my publisher — I was incredibly nervous.  Would he like my idea?  Could I persuade him to take me onboard as one of his authors?  … Continue reading

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Are literary agents the key to a successful writing career?

Author Tahlia Newland has kindly offered to share her experiences finding an agent and if having one is a worthwhile proposition… Hi. My name is Tahlia Newland. I’m the author of Lethal Inheritance, a YA paranormal fantasy novel.  m.a. invited … Continue reading

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What does a writer do when their computer crashes?

My computer has done the nasty and crashed.  As happens with these things, I was happily typing away when… nothing.  The screen had frozen.  In itself, that’s no big deal.  After all, computers are notorious for hissy-fits.  Unfortunately the timing … Continue reading

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Why washing dishes is a useful tool for writers…

I like to wash dishes — yep, it’s true!  I find it very Zen.  And I’m not talking about placing dirty dishes in a dishwasher — I mean real life, filling the sink with hot water and soap, scrubbing clean … Continue reading

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The elements of story telling — here’s why you need them all:

As I mentioned in my last post a compelling story must contain the basic elements of story telling.  But what exactly is a story? In its simplest form a story is a sentence containing: subject / verb / object cow … Continue reading

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Writing the next novel – an author’s take on the process…

I’m embarking on writing the second novel in a trilogy.  The first, Mis’ka: Rite of Ascension, was published in June 2010.  Although the story stands alone — meaning that the story is complete — it had subplots (or story threads) … Continue reading

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