Like most writers I’ve always loved to read. Losing yourself in a story and being transported into another world is one of life’s great pleasures.
This month I entered the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program. I’ve been revising my contemporary women’s fiction novel My Mother the Feminist and decided it was time to muster some courage and put my work out there.
In 2017 I discovered a brilliant organisation called StreetLibrary.org. Their mission is to have over 5000 Street Libraries across Australia by 2021.
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com Writing a novel is a daunting task. When I started writing my manuscript in 2017 the most I’d ever written was a 10,000 word children’s story the year before. For my contemporary women’s fiction draft I was aiming for 75,000. In August 2017 I began writing my manuscript. It… Continue reading The power of 500 words: how to achieve your writing goal