Everyone Has to Start Somewhere: Sh*t Rough Drafts

“Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn’t happen right away.” ― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Sh*t Rough Drafts launched on Tumblr a month ago and the site…

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100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know

  Hashtags are one of the most important elements to successfully using Twitter to enhance your writing practice and profile. In fact, the importance of hashtags generally was recently demonstrated when the American Dialect Society…

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Wall-E and Toy Story Screenwriter Reveals the Clues to a Great Story

Warning: this video contains strong language Last week we posted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, a list of 22 golden tips first tweeted by Pixar Story Artist Emma Coats.The article received a tremendous response and since then a number of people…

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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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