Tag Archives: writing advice

Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth[1]

by Angela Slatter

Literary agents manage, in theory, all the business of a writer’s work. This includes the submission, sale, contracting, publication, translation, production and reproduction. They act as a conduit between authors
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How To Be A Writer

Art by Kathleen Jennings as always

So I was supposed to be answering interview questions, but for some reason I wrote this. Everyone’s experience and advice will be different, but this is mine.[1].

 

A writer writes (Thanks, Throw Momma
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Over at Write Through the Roof …

Madeleine D’Este asked me some questions over at Write Through the Roof, and I tried to provide answers that did not suck.

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Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Well, this will be my last Despatch from KSP! Tomorrow I head home to Brisneyland and my normal life. I’m looking forward to
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Meanwhile, over at Kaaron Warren’s place …

st-dymphna4… I take part in her “Refreshing the Wells” series.

Angela Slatter is an astonishingly good writer. Her story in In Your Face is one of my faves of the year so far, and that’s only one of
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Despatches from KSP – Day 7

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

I’ve written before about rejections and how to handle the dent they make in your self-esteem, and I think it’s advice that bears revisiting from time to time. One thing any writer
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Despatches from KSP: Day One

Welcome basket from KSP. Contains chocolate!

Welcome basket from KSP. Contains chocolate!

Travel is the great discombobulator.

We are taken out of our normal environment, sundered from our daily routines. Our habits, we find, are no longer easy. This can make us grumpy: we go
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Talking about believable characters

WQ-251-WebBannerOver at the Queensland Writers Centre WQ Magazine, I talk about my Top Five Tips for Believable Characters.

Characters: we love them, we hate them, sometimes we want to be them, but the most important thing is that, no matter how
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Over at Cultured Vultures …

writing-in-a-notebook… I talk Networking.

Specifically, I offer my top five tips for navigating the minefield that is networking as a writer.

“Networking” isn’t a dirty word. Unfortunately, sometimes it feels dirty. Some writers will tell you that the entire idea of networking dilutes or
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For the writers amongst you …

Artwork by Kathleen Jennings

Artwork by Kathleen Jennings

… here’s a really interesting and useful post on whether or not you do, or should, write every day. Thanks to A.M. Rycroft for this one.