Tag Archives: writing a novel

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 Advertisements

Finding your writing voice – Novel writing course

This week our Writing a Novel  tutor James Bradley talked about creating a strong authorial voice. Firstly he covered ways to inspire your voice. Both I and another student noticed there was a connection here with Margo Lanagan’s previous session where she looks at her scrapbook of images before writing each time. This helps ensure […]

The reality of writing fantasy – Margo Lanagan speaks

I am doing the six-month Writing a Novel course with Faber Academy in Sydney (they have other bases in Melbourne and London also). A couple of my fellow students missed one of the evening classes and asked me to fill them in. I ended up writing this. I found listening to this author incredibly useful and I […]

Edit your novel course Sydney

I am about to edit my novel under the expert guidance of Allen & Unwin publisher Annette Barlow and literary agent Sophie Hamley of the Cameron Creswell agency. They are teaching an Edit your novel course for Faber Academy’s Sydney school which is the only creative writing school in Australia where you learn inside a […]