The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013: Putting the Long in Longlist

The shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for 2013 is due to be announced on the 9th of April. The longlist for the prize was announced quite some time ago – on the 12th…

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How to Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal: A Q and A with Wiley Australia’s Senior Commissioning Editor

This post was written by Allison Tait and originally published at Life in Pink Fibro.  I’ve received a few emails lately from people who are writing non-fiction books and wondering what on earth to do…

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10 Great Young Adult Novels with Strong Female Characters

Sick of damsels in distress? Can’t bear another princess waiting for her prince charming? Here’s a list of young adult fiction books with strong female heroines who know how to look after themselves. 1. The Hunger…

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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply…

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Stephen King and the Art of the Short Story

In this video Stephen King, most famous for his horror and suspense novels, discusses the short story and the fact that many accomplished writers – particular those make good money from their novels – can…

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