• Telling Your Story

    The Writer and Criticism

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the writer and criticism while driving to Melbourne. I’m on my way home from a road trip to Adelaide Writer’s Week and currently writing from the Ararat Library where I am soon to give a talk on publishing. It’s a cool morning after a solid week of intense heat. A bit of a shock to the body and I only packed summer clothes … This trip has been enlightening in many ways. I’ve had so many conversations with people who are working hard to get their writing out of their head and onto the page. Obviously this is a hurdle when wanting to publish…

  • Telling Your Story,  Work in progress

    Your Book, Your Options

    Your Book, Your Options My last blog talked about why you might write a book. Now that you’d decided that you will write one, how do you start? When you walk in to a book store or the library, you’ll see thousands of books. It’s really important to have some idea of what you think your finished book might look like. Will it be a big glossy coffee-table book or a simple little poetry collection? Don’t forget that you also have the option of creating an ebook, which is much less expensive than a printed book in terms of production. You also need to consider what genre your book will…