This was a great day. I've been to 'meet the publisher/editor/agent' before but this all-in-one session, featuring the DELIGHTFUL and COHESIVE and FUN team at Fremantle Press, was a joy to watch and listen to. MEET THE PRESS 'Narrated' by author Deb Fitzpatrick, we ran through the stages of publication, from manuscript submission to sales [...]
I'm back from the west and what a trip it was. I did a lot of driving, listening to writers, eating, swimming and walking. Fabulous stuff. I'll do a series of catch ups here over the next week, but for now I'm going back to bed with EYRIE to re-read after seeing what HAS to [...]
Heading West today for some of the following: Also publishers, editors, other writers, readers. And that. Also maybe this: certainly this and for sure a drop or two from somewhere like here Back end of next week, chickens.
I've got a piece in the current KYD Journal called The Primordial Place: Me and Jardo by the Lake. It's about a trip to Lake Eyre I took in 1989 which coincided with the sour end of a long and unrequited crush. You can subscribe here, or purchase hard copies. I also believe there is [...]
So next is Perth Writers Festival. I've booked into lots of sessions. This is some of what I'm excited about: Lionel Shriver on literature and religion Martin Amis in conversation Richard Flanagan on love stories An all-day publishing thing on the novel, with a series of sessions. Can't wait for that one, including watching people [...]
Am back from the beach and into the writing. Have a bit of urgency about it and today was stressful. I hate Word. I don't know how to drive it properly, with formatting and the editing feature, and I don't have time to work it out so I have to do it in a really [...]