25 January 2015

6 Ways to reuse your story ideas

Ever wonder how that bestselling author has managed to churn out seventeen books in a single series, and still shows no signs of stopping? Think you may have a book in you? Think again – there may be more than two!

If you have a story idea that you believe is the next Harry Potter, why not use it more than once? This doesn’t mean selling the same story again and again in different markets, although having second and subsequent reprint rights to give away is a handy tool to increase your income. Neither does this mean “lifting” or plagiarising someone else’s ideas to use as your own. In fact, absolutely...

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15 January 2015

Break into the parenting magazine market

You know you are a writer when, instead of wondering whether you're expecting a boy or a girl, you wonder which magazine you can sell your parenting stories to.

So with the novelty of becoming a new mum wearing off soon after the sixteenth time I threw up, I decided to think of other things to keep my mind off the contents of my stomach. Conversations with my husband often went astray:
I: What about Elle?

Hubby: I like it, but maybe Audrey is better.
I: 'Myes. There's also Marie Claire.
Hubby: Er—
I: Actually, Cosmopolitan would be perfect!
Hubby: What kind of girl's name is Cosmopolitan?!...

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Writing World

1 January 2015

Returning to work - How to cope with a new world after a hiatus

‘I’m having a baby!’ I announced at work.

After the initial wave of congratulations had subsided, conversation turned to the inevitable question. ‘Are you planning to return to work?’ asked my colleagues, some with amusement, others in tones more anxious. ‘I don’t really know at this point,’ was my truthful answer. What I did know was that it was going to be an important, serious and potential uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing.

A year later, as I neared the end of my maternity leave and the manic feeding-changing-sleeping frenzy settled into a regular and...

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