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Introducing Authorpreneurship

Introducing Authorpreneurship

The business of creativity is changing, not just in the formats in which ideas are presented internationally but also how authors perceive themselves. Today, a creator needs to be an ‘authorpreneur’. What is Authorpreneurship? Author = originator Entrepreneur = seller who initiates Apart from crafting words or images for specific audiences, ‘authorpreneurship’ means learning the marketing, publicity, […]

November 29, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
A Turning Point in My Life

A Turning Point in My Life

I had a wonderful childhood, and leading up to the present, well, like everyone, I have had my share of ups and downs.  But as I will tell anyone and everyone who’ll listen, I feel that I experienced a turning point in my life only a few years ago. I awoke one morning, on a birthday, with […]

October 15, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
My First Publishing Contract

My First Publishing Contract

It’s every writer’s dream to receive an email that says, “We would really love to publish your book.” Well, it’s finally happened for me. I expected myself to jump up and down on the lounge suite like Tom Cruise on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but I didn’t. I just read over the email a few times to make […]

September 4, 2012 | By | 15 Replies More
Challenging Typecasting as an Author

Challenging Typecasting as an Author

“You’ve co-written a YA novel about transitioning gender! But I thought you only wrote nice children’s picture books like ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’?” I’m seen as a mainstream, Australian children’s author, especially as I’m now a grandmother.  I have been typecast as a children’s picture book writer, and my regular readers […]

July 11, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Childbirth: The Inspiration to Write

Childbirth: The Inspiration to Write

Even as a child, I wanted to be a writer. I wrote an endless amount of poems and stories about wolves and horses. I also read a lot, and if I liked a particular author, I would hunt down every book, every item they had ever written. But to me personally, the writing game is […]

June 27, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Reflections on Literary Creativity

Reflections on Literary Creativity

I can’t recall the exact day I started writing. For that matter I can’t remember the exact day I took my first meaningful photograph. What can I tell you? Writing and photography filled a deep hole that seemed to be growing inside me a long time ago. I could have put it down to a […]

November 30, 2011 | By | 25 Replies More
Reclaiming the Right to Write – “One Year To A Writing Life” by Susan Tiberghien

Reclaiming the Right to Write – “One Year To A Writing Life” by Susan Tiberghien

This review of Susan Tiberghien´s book was published in Bookarazzi when it first came out in 2007. Susan is the woman who showed me that I had the right to write. Now that I´m no longer able to participate in her workshops in Genveva, I am happy to have her book which I consult regulary for […]

July 24, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Late Nights and Inky Fingers: the Daily Life of a Book Editor

Late Nights and Inky Fingers: the Daily Life of a Book Editor

Whenever someone asks that most common of “small talk” questions: “What do you do?” and I answer, “I’m a book editor,” I almost always find myself having to correct the notion that editing is a glamorous job. Fascinating—yes; Absorbing—certainly. But glamorous—rarely (unless one happens to be a fashion magazine editor in New York). Most of […]

July 4, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
How My Day Job Saved My Writing Life

How My Day Job Saved My Writing Life

We don’t all start out as writers. Some of us may not have thought that writing was even an option. I came late to writing fiction: I was in my forties, thinking of doing an MBA to further my career in telecommunications policy in Geneva, Switzerland. I signed up for one module with the Open University […]

June 6, 2011 | By | 10 Replies More