Welcome to 2019, and the first Kiss and Tell in our genre diversification series. I’ve loved bringing you interviews with our fabulous romance authors over the last twelve months. Like many of my fellow RWA members, I delight in reading both inside and outside of the romance genre, so I’m excited to shake things up in 2019 and speak with a wide variety of Australian writers.
Welcome to 2019! Thanks so much for joining me so soon in the New Year. I hope you’ve had a fab Summer and are ready to face an exciting and productive year of writing. So, last month we looked at what YOU wanted to know, and in this, my first post for 2019, I’d love to continue with more of the same.
With the celebrations and family gatherings and cooking and socialising of Christmas behind us, the idea of a small and intimate Tasting Table appealed. New Year’s Eve is almost here, the perfect time to look back, but also forward.
Part 2: **Trigger warning: Domestic violence **
Show don’t tell is yelled from roof tops and preached at literary alters, and yet it remains one of the most problematic maxims for fiction writers around the globe. It’s the telling part that gives us the most trouble because it is inherent in the art of storytelling. So, how can you make sense of the maxim and successfully apply it to your writing? In this article we’re going to explore the importance of avoiding key storytelling pitfalls and change the way you view showing and telling. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light …
Mistletoe, presents, sumptuous food, decorations, snow… or heat. Christmas memories are often wonderful, though sometimes sad or depressing. We want everyone to be happy on this day, yet some aren’t. Which makes for some amazing story ideas! I’ve just finished writing my first Christmas novella, and whilst I wrote, I wondered what prompted others authors to write in this very special sub-genre. So, I invited three fantastic festive writers to join me at the Table… and now hope you will come along as well as we sample Christmas cake, champagne, and some heart-warming stories. Please welcome Susanne Bellamy, Catherine Bilson …
Part 1: **Trigger warning: Domestic violence **
Of course ultimately it’s the words, but in this month’s blog, like the Olivers of the creative world, we look at the strategies and tactics some of us employ to kick our word counts up a gear and make ourselves more productive. We want more!
This month I define some common but little understood terms that frequently cause confusion for people who don’t work in a publisher’s office.
The Oxford Dictionary defines a blurb as ‘a short description of a book, film, or other product written for promotional purposes.’ A great definition, yet a blurb is so much more than the word ‘description’ suggests.