Monthly Archives: April 2013

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

Here’s some information on writing I found interesting. Basically it’s literary agents pet peeves on the manuscripts they receive from writers: http://writerunboxed.com/2013/04/22/april/?et_mid=614266&rid=191146100 I also suggest you read Self-Editing for Fiction Writers which covers all this sort of thing in detail: … Continue reading

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Are your eyes failing you?

Once upon a time I was told my eyesight excellent by an optometrist. Far and near objects. I tested this years ago by reading the text on a ten dollar Australian note next to Banjo’s head and next to Mary’s … Continue reading

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Wheeler Centre writer meet

Hi, I’ve started attending this with my writing group and thought I should let others know about it. The centre is based in Melbourne, so if you live nearby or are visiting Melbourne you may wish to drop in. It’s … Continue reading

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Story first, genre second?

When I write I prefer to let the genre take a back seat to the story. Why? For a few different reasons. If you concentrate too much on genre you’ll find yourself constrained. And because of that, your story could … Continue reading

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