Member blog by Gavin Fisher A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER RESEARCH HOOK them or LOSE them, and I’m not talking about fishing here, although that is a good segue into the topic. Let’s say for instance your character is a fisherman… Continue Reading “A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 4”
Member Blog by Gavin Fisher A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 3 CHARACTERISATION Build your perfect CHARACTER Let’s start with the NAME. When we are born, the first thing our parents do is give us a name. So too with… Continue Reading “A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 3”
Member Blog by Russell Merrin Writing book reviews is fun First, there is the arrival of the three or four books from the journal I review for – all children’s fiction, information books or Young Adult novels – or the almost always delightful, illustrated… Continue Reading “Writing Book Reviews”
Member Blog by Andy McDermott Breaking Traditions: The Benefits of Using a Self-Publisher Self-publishing has revolutionised the way we read, write, and shop for books. According to some estimates, over a million books were self-published in 2017 in the United States alone, a trend that continues… Continue Reading “Breaking Traditions: The Benefits of Using a Self-Publisher”
Member blog by Gavin Fisher A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 2 THE PLOT Are you a PLOTTER or PANTSER? Some of you may have heard these terms used rather loosely while talking to a Fiction Writer about their craft,… Continue Reading “A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 2”
Member Blog by Kellie M Cox I’m Kellie M Cox, author, counsellor, creative coach, dog mum and owner of Strong FemaleProtagonists Publishing, Changing the Narrative of Gender in Storytelling. So, what does that mean? Are we as writers supposed to change the way we… Continue Reading “Changing the Narrative of Gender in Storytelling.”
Guest blog by Gavin Fisher THE IDEA FOR A GOOD STORY The end, finished, fine, la fin, break out the champagne! No matter what your written language or background is, you have just finished your first draft and you feel on top of the… Continue Reading “A JOURNEY AND CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION WRITER – PART 1”
Guest blog by Lynne Lloyd As experienced writers, we leave the basics of language and written expression farbehind us. Or do we? I am a believer in the basics, not only at the learning stage butalso revisiting them at regular intervals. It is akin… Continue Reading “Basic Strokes for Writing Great Fiction”
We are excited to share with you our winning short stories for 2022, judged by Lori-Jay Ellis CEO, Queensland Writers Centre. First place – Congratulations Justin Andrews on your winning short story Finding Words Finding Words I fall. I’m crying but I don’t have… Continue Reading “Winners of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association 2022 Short Story Competition – Writing in the Sand”
Guest blog by Jen Swenson Find your Why This lays the groundwork for your new podcast:● Define your goals. What do you hope to achieve through your podcast? Dream big!● Choose your podcast genre and theme. The Change Room is a lifestyle podcast forwomen… Continue Reading “Podcasting for Authors”
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