Adelaide author, Clare Connelly, stepped away from a career in law and recruitment, and a gig working for celebrity chef Maggie Beer, to write category romance.
The Upcoming Famous and Fabulous Romance Writers discuss the pinnacles and pitfalls of constructive criticism.
How to Make them Walk, Talk and Seduce Readers Course Details Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps Rhett Butler sticks in your mind or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. The one thing these characters have in common is that they’re unforgettable. They’re iconic, stand the test of time, and readers and viewers can’t get enough of them. So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’? In this OWL, two experienced writing teachers will deconstruct what makes an iconic character. They’ll discuss why …
Course Details People really do judge a book by its cover. A book’s cover has one primary purpose: hook the reader and sell your book. In a crowded market place it’s more important than ever to know that your book cover is going to do its job and stand out amongst the crowd. How do you know if your book cover is doing its job? How can you tell if your cover needs more work? If you use a designer, what do you need to tell them? How do you know if a design is good or not when you …
I’ve been fortunate to work for publishing houses big and small during my career. I’ve worked in a variety of positions, but mainly as a book publicist. It’s a wonderful job that introduced me to the inner workings of publishing while at the same time giving me access to my favourite people – authors.
“You did what?” Her mouth is open so wide I’m worried that she’ll dislocate her jaw. “I turned down a traditional deal and chose to self-publish.” I repeat.
Welcome to the first of my Simply Writing blogs! In this series of posts, I intend to demystify the craft of writing, applying my own personal slant and spin to help you kick writing butt.
I have a distinct feeling that this blog is going to become increasingly harder for me to finalise each month. The covers from the books in our community are incredible. No joke folks, we have some talented artists at our disposal and in our midst.
Yeah, this is the month where love reigns supreme. But that got me thinking. How do you describe all those heady feelings that go hand in hand with falling in love?
Congratulations to Linda Apps, our Volunteer of the Month for February.