Stop struggling to write. Retreat to the mountain for the winter solstice. Gain confidence, meet like-minded people and get writing.
I was quite chuffed when Blaise asked me to write this week’s blog. I’m three months into my six month internship here at Busybird Publishing. I find myself looking forward to Wednesdays, not only so I get to spend some time with Oscar, the dog, but because it’s a place where I am given freedom … Continued
There’s always been a romanticism attached to writing – the thought of sitting up endless nights, pounding away at the keyboard, telling a story only you can tell. Many inexperienced writers visualize themselves as the next Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, King, Picoult, or Rowling. But there’s something these writers – and others like them – have in … Continued
So here we are for our last blog on issues we commonly find in writing. This week, we’re going to look at some common structural issues – these can range from a single word to the way information as a whole is delivered. It should be noted that some of these might be considered subjective, … Continued
Busybird Publishing is always interested in trying to be socially conscious. Our anthologies were initially designed to give new and emerging writers exposure. Our books will usually give a portion of proceeds to a charity and/or foundation, and/or will help to raise awareness for a cause. We run workshops on photography, writing, and publishing, and … Continued
Again, thanks to our authors for participating in our Three Simple Questions series! How did you go with their answers? Did you shake your head, find it impossible to empathise with any of them, and think you know better and can do it better? (This would be an unwise attitude given their experience, their accomplishments, … Continued
The ParticipantsKoraly Dimitriadis is the author of Love & Fuck Poems (Outside the Box Press), the play I say the wrongs things all the time, and the director and producer of Koraly: A Mockumentary. Tess Evans is the author of The Book of Lost Threads, The Memory Tree (Allen & Unwin), and Mercy Steet (HarperCollins). … Continued
Have you ever wondered about the work that goes into transforming a manuscript into a book once a publisher accepts it? It’s not as simple as the publisher saying, Hey, that’s great! and then sending it off to be printed. The publisher will put the manuscript through a rigorous process, usually retaining (either on staff, … Continued