Author Archives: S.A.Menary

Foggy Portal, Veneto, Italy

Originally posted on Michael Hensley:
Foggy Portal, Veneto, Italy

Writing inspired by performance

Her leather shawl covers her shoulders like an animal skin, then as time passes it is folded and wrapped around her core tight. The skirt becomes a bussel, its tumbling waves and ribbons of colour like shining hair.

@thewritealice – Why Do Writers Write? — Writer’s Treasure Chest

Originally posted on thewritealice MLS – Let Us Write You The World In Our Eyes.:
Originally posted on Have We Had Help?: You may as well ask why do painters paint, or sculptors sculpt. Like them, we have a burning desire within us to produce something for posterity. In our case, for your reading pleasure.…

What makes a bestseller

Jonny Geller well-known Literary Agent explains how he knows what books to pick – very useful for those of us conceiving novels. Jonny Geller Ted talk

Why writers should support independent bookshops

Things Made From Letters: the Allen & Unwin blog   An ode to Independent Bookshops from Charlotte Wood The Onions March 23, 2016 Author chat We’re hugely proud that Charlotte Wood and her remarkable novel The Natural Way of Things picked up both the Fiction prize and the overall Book of the Year prize at the Australian […]

The path to publication: a timeline

Originally posted on Kelly Doust:
Inspiration for an historical chapter in Precious Things: Anna May Wong in the 1930s One of the topics I’m always interested to hear other authors talk about is how their novel came to be published, and all the ups and downs along the way. So I thought I’d share with…

World of Word Craft Presents: Celine Kiernan

Originally posted on The Book Wars:
World of Word Craft is a new feature on The Book Wars that runs every fortnight. As the title suggests, each post is designed to look at word craft, that is, to look behind the scenes of books and take a closer look at how stories are constructed and…