Manuscript – Adventurous Spirit Author – Heather Hawkins Publisher – Murdoch Books Editor – The Manuscript Agency’s Michele Perry In 2007, at the age of 41, with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life Heather Hawkins made a doctor's appointment. Swiftly thereafter she … [Read more...] about Editing Part 2 – Editing ‘Adventurous Spirit’ (by Heather Hawkins)
Editing is a job that is mostly misrepresented and overwhelmingly misunderstood. Behind most great works of literature is a dedicated editor. As an editor one of the most frustrating misconceptions about our role is that we simply fix spelling and punctuation errors. In fact, … [Read more...] about Editing Part 1 – What is editing?
I get asked this question a lot. And my general response is to say that it is a personal choice. Once you have completed your manuscript (MS), edited it and perfected it (and potentially sought professional manuscript development), there are four pathways (as I see it) open to … [Read more...] about Part 1: Approach an agent or a publisher…what to do?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR... Let's start with hearing more about you... Well, I wanted to write fiction from the time I was a teenager. I remember my friend and I talking about what we’d do after we left school, and I told her I wanted to be a writer. I began my professional … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Kath Engebretson
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