How to Be an Author
Deborah HunnGeorgia Richter
This is an indispensable book for writers. Between its pages is everything you need to know about the business of being a writer, from people who live and breathe books. Keep this book by your side as you pursue your publishing dream.
Practical advice and top tips from Liz Byrski, Alan Carter, Nandi Chinna, Tim Coronel, Amanda Curtin, Daniel de Lorne, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Alecia Hancock, Stephen Kinnane, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Natasha Lester, Brigid Lowry, Caitlin Maling, Meg McKinlay, Claire Miller, Brendan Ritchie, Rachel Robertson, Holden Sheppard, Sasha Wasley, David Whish-Wilson and Anne-Louise Willoughby.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘A must-read for anyone chasing the dream.’ Happy Mag
‘Whether you’re a published author or an enthusiastic novice, reading this book will feel like attending a world-class writing workshop at home.’ Writing WA
‘Even if you are not planning to put pen to paper soon, this book offers a fascinating insight to the publishing process, from what happens after a manuscript is acquired, to its journey to [readers’] hands.’ Pittwater Life
‘The book is entertaining, well written, well designed and easy to navigate, and includes a great section on resources and a useful index.’ Amanda Curtin
‘From Nandi Chinna’s advice on how to tackle the dreaded writer’s block to Natasha Lester’s tips on how to gracefully accept rejection, this book provides both the expected and unexpected advice on questions many have pondered or never considered.’ Underground Writers
‘It’s full of valuable information for any would-be write …’ The Starfish
‘To anybody who told me that they’ve written a book and want to try and get it published, I would recommend they read through this first …’ The Nerd Daily
‘This practical and useful book … a lifeline to many writers in Australia who don’t know where to go after typing “The End”.’ The AU Review
‘This is an indispensable and very practical reference for anyone who aspires to be a published author. Whether you’re dreaming of writing for adults or children, it will point you in the right direction.‘ Child Magazines