Writing is my release. When life gets tough, it lifts me. When life is good, it enhances my happiness. It allows me to explore worlds I could never touch with my hands; to comb through thoughts I could never vocalize.
New York based author and poet Sophia Elaine Hanson on approaching publishers, building a loyal reader following and continually evolving as an author.
The writer’s life is one of constant adventure. There will always be a need for great stories, so finish writing yours!
‘After the publication of my debut novel, The Truth About Awiti, I had nightmares that the wrong file was uploaded. I also had nightmares that readers would receive books with blank pages. I can laugh about it now but it was terrifying at the time.’ - Author CP Patrick on nailing your elevator pitch, nightmares post-publication and the difficulty of finding your audience.
‘Write the book you always dreamed of writing and be confident in yourself and your work.’
Boston author and poet Paige Love-Rose on how she moved from avid reader to writing her first novel, finding inspiration and how to connect with potential readers.