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?
I am in awe of people who can write a novel. It is no simple task to write that many words – let alone tell a compelling, well-written story. And it certainly isn’t always easy to commence writing your novel either. Even for the most experienced writers, writing a novel is no … [Read more...] about Novel Writing: Getting started
I am sure it is not surprising, but writing a synopsis is the hardest task for most of our authors. It’s rare to find anyone completely confident in their synopsis and cover letter – even if they think they have written the world’s best book! It’s hard. And we – the industry … [Read more...] about Writing a Synopsis
K.J.Taylor published her first manuscript, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later, through HarperCollins (which was also shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards in … [Read more...] about Author Interview with fantasy fiction author Katie Taylor
We took a moment to chat with Keith McArdle; author and sometime MAA client. We wanted to know a little more about his life as a writer; how he writes, what he writes and what drives him. He was kind enough to take the time to tell us all about it… Can you tell us a little bit … [Read more...] about Author interview with action/thriller writer Keith McArdle