How to Network

Networking is an important skill for an author to utilise and (for the purposes of this post) distinct from social media networking. Networking is hard simply because it's purpose is to achieve more than just "getting your name out there." It's about building relationships and that takes a lot more effort than social media posts.... Continue Reading →

10 things I’ve seen networking achieve (a list).

The following is a list of things I've seen authors achieve through their own interpersonal network. (nb: excludes social media which is why i'm not using the phrase social network). Get 5 offers from publishers to read a book that was still being drafted. Get an invitation to speak to a school group. Get a... Continue Reading →

Next Novel: A Gender Dilemma

When I pitched some books to movie producers at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival, it was really clear they were interested in books with strong female protagonists. If your book only had women as damsels in distress, minor characters or weak characters they weren't interested. I found this fascinating and it made me think... Continue Reading →

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