Friday Fry-Up

First up, a couple of posts you may want pass on to those closest to you. Justine Larbalestier offers advice to friends and family: You Don’t Have to Read My Books. Dave Farland offers more advice for the friends and family who surround the writer: Keeping Writers as Pets. Author Leah Peterson blogged about receiving … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

One of my favourite writing blogs, Booklifenow, has come back to life after a long hiatus this week and among the kick-off posts is a bit of useful advice for working during air travel and the bluntly titled you need a website. The advice to pack a small power-board along with your laptop is brilliant, … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

We’ve got a handful of links for you on this Good Friday Fry-up, although we’re keeping things short this week so you can get back to your long weekend. To start off there’s a handy article over on The Book Deal about Book Marketing and Publicity: Advice from Three Experts. While some of the questions asked … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

Google advice, e-publishing advice, getting Australian novels published, and a reader’s guide to travelling without being disturbed. These are the things that ‘caught our attention this week – how about you? If there’s a interesting writing or publishing link we missed, let us know in the comments. Why is it so hard to get Australian … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

March is one of my favourite parts of the year, often because news starts to filter through from literary festivals and writers conferences that take place around the country. Which is why we start this Friday Fry-Up with news that the National Young Writers Festival will take taking proposals now from people who want to be … Continue reading »

BWF: Get pitching!

A fantastic day of professional development for writers today at Brisbane Writers Festival. As promised to delegates, Emma Rusher has provided a fantastic Q&A guide for authors to develop a strong and effective pitch for their manuscript.

Rounding home …

  At Criminal Brief (The Mystery Short Story Web Log Project), The A.D.D. Detective, Leigh Lunden, observes that Vanity publishing is like T-ball: Everyone gets a chance at bat, gets a hit, and takes home a trophy. But don’t expect anyone other than your mom to applaud. Crossfire of the Vanities is a brilliant post … Continue reading »

Literature – shaken and stirred

I like my advice like I like my alcohol – disguised by sugar, fruit and other, non-alchoholic beverages. But when I need a strong healthy dose of reality, I visit Editorial Anonymous. With gems like this post, or this one on self-publishing, it’s like a loving slap across the face. If you have a few spare … Continue reading »

Majesty -v- liberty

Harry Nicolaides has been sentenced to 3 years in a Thai prison for lese majeste (see Pen for where to address your letters of support, and check Facebook for the petition). Nicolaides formerly lived in Thailand, and wrote a fiction novel, self-publishing it to a handful of sales. He is now in prison for it. An extremely disturbing issue regarding … Continue reading »