ABOUT THE AUTHOR… Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’? I’m still unsure about the growing up bit, but I qualified in medicine in England, then emigrated as a ‘Ten Pound Pom’. I worked in tropical Queensland at a … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Jim Marwood
Guide To Writing
"Your mind is your garden, Your thoughts are your seeds. You can grow flowers, Or you can grow weeds!" … [Read more...] about Thought propagation
Poet, Brian Purcell, was first published in the early eighties and has since had more than fifty poems published in national magazines such as Meanjin and Southerly, and books such as Australian Love Poems and Top Lines. He has enjoyed appointments across the publishing … [Read more...] about Meanjin – One poet’s journey
The Manuscript Agency was recently invited to write the below article as a guest blog on editing non-fiction for ebookedit, an organisation established to help authors turn their manuscripts into finished books. Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts has more in common with … [Read more...] about Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts
Publishers and agents are typically inundated with manuscript submissions from authors seeking publication. And as a result, ‘the authorities’ (as I shall hereby refer to them as) are looking for reasons to reject your book. The standouts are standouts, and speak for themselves. … [Read more...] about Word count by genre: How long should my book really be?