Posts tagged writing books
WRITING FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE

(or, how to start publishing your book)

Recently, following a writers' talk at the Lake Macquarie Fellowship of Australian Writers, I received an email from one of the attendees asking me how long I should expect a book will take to write and publish.

My first thought is "how long is a piece of string?" It's a valid question though and one I'd like to address right here, on this blog, to spark thought and discourse with any other aspiring or practicing writers.

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THE PLACE WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS PRODUCTIVITY

Recently I shared a photo on my Facebook Author page showing Ian Fleming's writing desk. We all have different needs to spark creativity. Fleming had a pretty bare space to work at - a desk with typewriter, manuscript, a couple of photos and a wall - but the stories were all inside his head.

(Of course, the Carribean was just outside his window.)

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