In Their Own Write

In Their Own Write Advice and insights from published authors

  • Meet the Illustrator: Ella Mae
    by intheirownwrite on June 23, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Your art, the things you love, make up your life. Your life is your art, because life is how you make it, life is your blank canvas, or your empty stage, or whatever you want it to be. Self-expression is a very important part of a fulfilling existence.- Ella Mae This week I’m celebrating the … Continue reading Meet the Illustrator: Ella Ma […]

  • Meet the Author: David Cohen
    by intheirownwrite on June 9, 2017 at 6:09 am

    David’s top tip for aspiring authors: Pay attention to the mechanics: syntax, grammar, punctuation, etc. No matter how brilliant your ideas, you have to be able to express them clearly. Edit and proof-read your manuscript carefully – or pay someone else to do it – before submitting it anywhere. David Cohen grew up in Perth, … Continue reading Meet the Author: David Cohen […]

  • Meet the Author: James Lee
    by intheirownwrite on May 25, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    James’ top tip for aspiring authors: Writing isn’t a race, it’s a marathon.  Expect rejection. Have faith in yourself. Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance was rejected 121 times. Keep having faith.  Enjoy what I call “the thrill of the chase”. James Lee is a publishing phenomenon and one of Australia’s bestselling but … Continue reading Meet the Author: James L […]

  • Romancing short fiction
    by intheirownwrite on May 19, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Small traditional West Australian publisher Serenity Press is romancing short fiction with a series of anthologies, novellas and novelettes featuring love swept stories for romantics at heart. This week I chat with editorial director Monique Mulligan about the selection process for their newest anthology, A Bouquet of Love, and the challenges of producing a selection … Continue reading Romancing short fiction […]

  • Meet the Author: John Zubrzycki
    by intheirownwrite on May 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

    John’s top tip for aspiring authors: It’s all about the pitch. So many publishers and agents have told me how poorly prepared most pitches are. Don’t skimp on this part of the process and be sure you can follow through and deliver. John Zubrzycki’s latest book The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy … Continue reading Meet the Author: John Zubrzyck […]