Category Archives: Editing and Revision

Opportunity for Writers… QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program

Via the Queensland Writers Centre: This is an excellent opportunity for writers of any genre, fiction or non-fiction, to get feedback on their manuscript from Industry Professionals in a wonderful setting on a writers retreat. QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program Queensland Writers Centre … Continue reading

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Editing an Anthology

Nicole Murphy shares with us her experiences and insights while editing In Fabula-divino.               I love editing. I’d not edited for a number of years (since The Outcast and Issue 25 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, … Continue reading

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Louise Curtis shares her journey to Self Publish

How to Publish Your Ebook   The first step to internet publishing success is writing – and above all editing – an excellent book. You can find HEAPS of excellent advice on writing by clicking on “Writing Craft” to the … Continue reading

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What Maxine’s did…

Maxine McArthur everyone will remember as writing time travel Hard SF (as in science based, not hard to read) and near future mystery (again realistic setting). Her latest venture is into Diesel Punk. I kid you not, there is a movement called … Continue reading

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Pitching Opportunity

Back in 2006 when I organised the Pitching Opportunity at the Brisbane National SF Convention, Donna Hanson was one of the writers who submitted and her manuscript made it through to the final 12. Recalling this opportunity, Donna has set up a … Continue reading

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Margo Reveals What it’s like inside a ROR Crit Week!

From Margo … A Deepening ROR—a wRiters On the Rise workshop, from the inside First there’s a bit of foreplay. Someone pipes up online: “When’s the next ROR?” Someone at the other end of the country: “I’ll have a novel … Continue reading

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Raring to ROR…

As some of you might know our ROR writing group gets together every 12 – 18 months to critique our books in progress. Back in 2001 at the first ROR we read Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice anthology and wept over … Continue reading

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Is that a door opening or are you just pleased to see me?

Back in March 2011, Angry Robot Books, a UK-based publisher that generally only accepts agented submissions, held their first Open Submission Month, an experiment to see whether there were any unrepresented gems floating around the submitosphere that might be of … Continue reading

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Sean the Blogonaut on Writers, Reviewing and Websites

Rowena has very kindly invited me to discuss how reviewers find an author via their web presence, what they look for on author web sites and finally, what they look for in a book. Who is Sean and why should … Continue reading

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