Writers not readers groups

I love writing and reading… so I have different groups for both. My writers group is all about us as authors… we read and critique each others work – and when no-ones writing we still get together and talk about writing… Some people would argue that that makes us a reading an eating group – and sometime that’s not far…

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Books that changed me

Five favourite books? What are yours? Here are the five that I finally chose after much angst for Books that Changed  (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/books-that-changed-me-manisha-jolie-amin-20120623-20ug3.html) me in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age newspapers. These five  helped with Dancing though there are so many more books and of course authors that I love to read and who have been there just when I needed them. Who are…

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Book Club reading notes

Here are the book club reading notes from my Aussie publishers Allen and Unwin… if you want to compare – drop me a line and I’ll send through the US ones… http://www.allenandunwin.com/_uploads/BookPdf/ReadingGroupGuide/9781742378572.pdf

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Do you have a book club?

The folks at Simon and Schuster in the US have put together a lovely reading guide for Dancing to the Flute – lots of thought starters and ideas. If you have a book club and are interested in getting a copy – just email me and I’ll send it through. If you’re in Sydney and would like me to come along,…

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Six weeks as a published author

So I’m just getting the hang of this blog… slowly! I still write long hand – so while John goes to collect Sohum, I thought I’d post some of my thoughts and the bits and pieces that I keep thinking you may (or may not) be interested in!ou Reminiscing about 6 weeks as an author. It still feels amazing to call…

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Reading manuscripts

So what’s it like to think about publishing a book and where do you start? There are some terrific courses you can take to help you on the way. I went to the University of Technology, Sydney and did their writing course. I can’t recommend it enough. For others a short course like those offered by the Sydney Writing Centre may be to…

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