I remember when I fell in love with writing again. It was a light-bulb moment when I felt I’d finally found an inner peace and purpose that I’d been searching for. A completeness.
Australian author Jodi Gibson loves writing about secrets, memories, and the psychology of relationships. She fills us in on the subjectivity of good writing, the Australian writing community and being heard amongst the noise.
There’s always room for unique, well-written self-published books. There’s no end to the different takes on new and old tropes, so as long as you identify your voice early on and stay on message, you can carve out a following for yourself.
Amazon best-selling author Jessica Hawkins writes to ‘move others’ in a way that is both provocative and inspiring. Having recently published her thirteenth book she talks to us about guarding against ‘hermit’ mode, outsourcing for effectiveness and staying in touch with your writing goals.
The percentage of authors that explode in the market right out of the gate is very low. We all secretly hold onto hope that we’ll be an overnight success, and while it’s okay to keep that little dream nugget close to your chest, it’s best to have a solid plan built for readership reach as well.
Award winning author E.J Mellow on how a high school fairytales class inspired her to start writing, recommendations for securing an agent and the importance of reviews in increasing readership.