Melbourne Writers Festival 2017: The Review

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017: The Review

It feels like the Melbourne Writers Festival rolls around quicker each year. As has become tradition, this is my review of yet another year swanning around at #MWF17. (For reference, here are my 2015 & 2016 reviews. Each year, a strong group of authors come to Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival, and 2017 was no exception. Highlights of course included Angie Thomas (of The Hate U Give fame) […]

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My Experience Working with an Editor as an Emerging Author

My Experience Working with an Editor as an Emerging Author

If you’re an emerging author who’s thinking of working with an editor on your manuscript, this post is for you. This is my experience working with a professional editor on my first full-length manuscript. A year ago I set myself the goal of getting my manuscript traditionally published, despite my background in self-publishing. After a series of submissions to Australian publishers that received positive feedback but […]

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Five Screenwriting Lessons I Picked up from (Sorta) Hanging Out With Vince Gilligan.

Five Screenwriting Lessons I Picked up from (Sorta) Hanging Out With Vince Gilligan.

On Monday I had the rare privilege of picking up some screenwriting lessons from Vince Gilligan live at the ACMI’s inaugural Series Mania event. Gilligan, of Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul fame had come to share some industry insights from his career, and needless to say, people were excited to hear from him. It was wonderful to get a sense of Vince’s screenwriting ethos, and also the […]

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Editing Update 2 – Where to Next? Letting the Story Tell Itself.

It’s time for an editing update! I officially finished my first manuscript (MS) edit last week! (Cue celebrations). With this in mind, I’ve been able to look back at my progress post-editor so far. This is where I’m at: About 120 notes on digital MS copy Several pages of notes in notebook Numerous physical MS notes that I’ve marked to come back to later. All […]

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Editing Update.

Hello everyone, and a fine Mahok to you all! 2017 is racing by and so this update comes to you from the middle of June, after much has happened and little has been updated. Today, I want to share where I’m up to with my novel manuscript so that you can get a handle on how things are going, and what you can expect in the future outside […]

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