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I’ve recently been thinking about what I do as a hobby – hobbies, actually. I write and also play music. I get great joy out of these past-times and have finished numerous projects, but recently I have realised a crucial point. 366 more words



Today’s prompt:

From the window they could see . . .


Another Review- thank you Neridah McMullin

Crashing Down

Crashing Down by Kate McCaffrey (Fremantle Press)
PB RRP $19.99
ISBN 9-781-922-089-854
Reviewed by Neridah McMullin

Crashing Down is an engaging, insightful and realistic read for teenagers and adults alike. 421 more words



From a well-known literary agency:

Dear Nicola,

Many thanks for submitting the first three chapters of For There Are Ghosts in the Air and for your lovely covering letter. 382 more words

First Novel

Rejection and Kittens

Rejection and Kittens

Sadly this post isn’t some angsty novel about a weird romance; it really is about rejection and kittens.

First off, I had fully intended to write about five query letters a week when I first put up my query letter progress bar on the website. 1,234 more words


Guest Post: Setting Your Rates as a Writer

Today’s guest post comes from a return contributor and focuses on how a writer can determine their fees and when to raise rates. Check out Tom Senkus’ earlier guest post on the… 648 more words


The sweetest words...

Other than an offer of representation,  the sweetest words an author can hear in this maddening query process are “I’d love to see a rewrite.” They came to me unexpectedly, only a week after I had sent a full MS to a literary agent I had queried the week before. 393 more words

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