Well, like everything with the English language, everyone has a different opinion on this… and as it is an ever-evolving language often all the thoughts are valid. Here are the schools of thought on this particular ‘debate’: Why are we talking about this? ‘Anymore’ is simply a … [Read more...] about #ConfusedWords: ANY MORE vs ANYMORE
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 post a guest blog for Self-Publishers' Showcase, a wonderful resource of information and support for authors choosing to self-publish. Finding the path to writing a ‘publishable’ piece of fiction is a balancing act: it … [Read more...] about More on… Manuscript Appraisals
Your road to becoming a published author will be filled with moments of pure excitement, but you’ll also experience moments of utter desperation. The best way to prepare for these ups and downs is to acknowledge the problems and find ways to avoid the most common … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes Novice Authors Make
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?