Laurie Bell, can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Sure thing. I work as an administrator (yes, I have a full time job), and once upon a time I was a teacher. I have been writing ever since I was a kid, reading even longer than that. My poppa used to read me stories … [Read more...] about Author Interview with fantasy fiction writer, Laurie Bell
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
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?