Thursday, January 18, 2007

Well, the Christmas break is just about over. In Australia, students are on holidays from just before Christmas until the end of January. That’s a whole lot of time where fitting in some writing is even harder than usual. I’m one of those people who require some peace and quiet in order to concentrate – at the very least, an absolute minimum of interruptions. Unfortunately, I’m also one of those people that have children at home.

Before Christmas I was two articles short of producing my first e-book tentatively titled, Plan to Write, Plan to Succeed. Plan to Write is a collection of articles – some already published, some not –looking at different aspects of writing that need attention during the planning phase. Whether you are a student, freelancing, budding novelist or write for business, Plan to Write, will help get you started. The e-book is relatively short, six to eight articles, and covers such topics as, keeping records, planning a writing piece/assignment/project, and copyright. It should be ready in another couple of weeks and will be offered, free, right here.

I also have plans to start up a new mailing list and hope to make that announcement at the same time as I release Plan to Write.

In the meantime, I’m excited to be starting work with a new student in February. Emma is a high school student keen to improve her writing and analytical skills. We’ll be talking books [one of my favourite topics] and general planning & writing for school.

On the fiction front, I’m in the early planning stages for a website where I’ll be selling my first novel, Web of the Wise, in e-book format as well as Print On Demand. Web is in the final editing phase and should be up and ready in the first half of 2007.

What an exciting year ahead!

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