In a perfect world, I’d be a hermit who spends her life clad in pyjamas, being paid to pen creative non-fiction books about social and environmental issues while surrounded only by a menagerie of rescued battery hens, bees and goats. While that’s the dream, it is—except for the chickens part—fairly removed from my reality. Regardless,…

A writing technique that beginner writers hear a lot about is “show, don’t tell”. “Show, don’t tell” can be handy advice for a beginner writer who reports rather than reveals, who races past important plot points, or recounts backstory instead of describing how characters interact, or what they look like, or how they fare under…

Visual Novels are books you play, games you read. If you’ve never read one, nor considered creating one, this might just be the time. What are Visual Novels? A hybrid of textual novel and interactive computer experience, Visual Novels (VNs) evolved in Japan and are now gaining ground in English-speaking countries. They represent a new…

When I jumped with both feet into the freelance writing pool in 2011, I had no idea of what to expect or what to do. I had never even met anyone in Kenya who worked full-time as an online-based freelance writer. So basically, I went in blind. Any fantasies that I had about a writer’s…

Contents: The Tyranny of Probability – 3 considerations for Australian writers wanting to break into the US market – Jay Kristoff (see excerpt here) What if the business of books is not just about business? – David Hardy Domestic Noire, two cats, a dog and a rabbit – Interview with Kim Lock by Kathy George Creating your own pyjama…

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