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Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Kylie Ladd, Alex Miller and Chris McCourt

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice do you give aspiring writer... Read more

by | May 7, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Isobelle Carmody, DBC Pierre and Chris Flynn

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice do you give aspiring writer... Read more

by | April 28, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Drusilla Modjeska, Jenny Lawson and Shamus Sillar

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice do you give aspiring writer... Read more

by | April 21, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Kirsten Tranter, Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross, and LEE CHILD

I had promised to post a new set of three authors offering writing tips every Friday evening but this is the second third fourth time in a row I have forgotten to do so. Hmmm… Maybe I should just promise to post every Saturday? Or even better, forgo the promise… I know what I’ll do. New announcement: I have long thought the advice offered to aspiring writers in answer to quest... Read more

by | April 14, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: John Birmingham, Jennifer Egan and R.A. Spratt

I had promised to post a new set of three authors offering writing tips every Friday evening but this is the second third time in a row I have forgotten to do so. Hmmm… Maybe I should just promise to post every Saturday? Or even better, forgo the promise… I know what I’ll do. New announcement: I have long thought the advice offered to aspiring writers in answer to question ten... Read more

by | April 7, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Matthew Reilly, Sandy Thorne and Leah Giarratano

I had promised to post a new set of three authors offering writing tips every Friday evening but this is the second time in a row I have forgotten to do so. Hmmm… Maybe I should just promise to post every Saturday? Or even better, forgo the promise… I know what I’ll do. New announcement: I have long thought the advice offered to aspiring writers in answer to question ten of my... Read more

by | March 31, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Patrick Ness, Lauren Kate and Natasha Solomons

On March 1, 2010 I posted the first of the Ten Terrifying Questions interviews. Since that date I have posted over 200 interviews with authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. I have long thought the advice offered to aspiring writers in answer to question ten deserved... Read more

by | March 24, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Rodney Hall, Maeve Binchy and Peter Carey

On March 1, 2010 I posted the first of the Ten Terrifying Questions interviews. Since that date I have posted over 200 interviews with authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. On the way I’ve interviewed Pulitzer Prize winners, Booker Prize winners, Miles Frankli... Read more

by | March 16, 2012

Hardback Vs Paperback – Is this, too, a gender issue?

A complaint has been lodged in the UK and echoed here in Australia – women writers of fiction are not being taken seriously. Case in point: Fewer women than men are published in hardback. This point may seem meaningless. The economy and ease of the paperback makes it the choice of any sensible consumer, anyway. Why should women care whether they are published in hardback? Especially when ... Read more

by | May 18, 2011

Are the Five Facetious Questions Too Silly to be Asked or Answered?

I’ve discovered I love interviewing authors. I’m afraid the sudden success of the Ten Terrifying Questions has gone to my head! Now I’m tempted to risk it all by being a bit silly… Authors, I have put together a new set of questions. A companion set, if you like. Who would like to answer the… Five Facetious Questions? 1. Every writer spends at least one afternoon g... Read more

by | March 10, 2010