Tag: publishing

Between the books with Pamela

I’ve just read Things Unseen, a compelling psychological thriller by Johannesburg based author, scriptwriter, vlogger and Tweeter extraordinaire, Pamela Power. It is published by Clockwork Books. I loved the book, it kept me up at night and guessing right till the end. You can catch up with my review  HERE on Goodreads. I caught up with Pamela during the week.…

#PitMad 2016

I entered #Pitmad (and #PitchWars) in 2014 with another manuscript (that I thought was AWESOME). I tweeted, I queried, I cried and I begged, but it was to no avail. So I did some thinking, I took the lessons learned from the contests and the gems gleaned in the rejection letters and I polished them up, nice and shiny so…

#PitchWars 2016 #PimpMyBio

I entered #PitchWars in 2014 with another manuscript, and, while I wasn’t selected, I learned a lot. I let all the lessons percolate for a bit and then worked very hard to complete another manuscript last year, and have it ready for Pitch Wars, which (for those who don’t know) is a  contest hosted by the American writer and Twitter contest…

Feeding the Spark

Breakups hurt more when they are done nicely, don’t you think? For example, if a guy breaks up with you in a mean way it’s easier to cope. If he says horrible things and behaves badly, then you really WANT to walk away. But when he lets you down gently, politely, and is kind and complimentary, then it feels too much like a near miss.…