We managed to corner children's publishing icon, Margaret Hamilton, to sit down and have a chat with us about her extensive experience working in children's publishing in Australia. Over the years she has worked as a children’s librarian, a bookseller and as a publisher. In … [Read more...] about A life in children’s publishing: an interview with Margaret Hamilton
Writing by Genre
As a friend and appraiser for The Manuscript Agency, we managed to coerce author Cheryl Sawyer to sit down and have a chat with us about her latest book Murder at Cirey. As with all our author interviews, we wanted to know a little bit more about what drove her as a writer and … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Cheryl Sawyer
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?
We sat down and had a chat to authors, Jane Stevens and Belinda Dettmann, about their book Agnes the Secret Princess: An Australian Story. We wanted to know a little bit more about what drove them to write this historical non-fiction tale and how it has impacted their … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Jane Stevens and Belinda Dettmann
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