The critical first, middle and last 10 pages

In the most recent of Writing NSW’s First Friday Club talks, hosted by author Ashley Kalagian Blunt, publisher Terri-ann White spoke about her new publishing venture Upswell Publishing. After publishing around 450 books at UWA Press, Terri-ann White has partnered with Black Inc. and Penguin Random House for representation and distribution in Australia and internationally.  Upswell’s first book will be out this August.Continue reading “The critical first, middle and last 10 pages”

Bold Ink creative writing mentoring launches

Welcome to my The Bold Ink – Creative Mentoring and Author Services. After thirty years of mentoring writers through my teaching in universities — Johns Hopkins, UTS and Macquarie — I’m now freelancing. Thankyou to my first clients who’ve been a joy to work with these past two months: Jennifer, Ghina, Kylie, Jacqui and Christine.Continue reading “Bold Ink creative writing mentoring launches”

Hilary Mantel’s first person

A thousand pages of writing were framed by Mantel’s first paragraphs about Cromwell the boy: from the blood of her first pages, to the blood of his death with the executioner’s axe. Mantel was talking about Thomas Cromwell last night at Carriageworks, and the writing and research for the Wolf Hall trilogy, a little aboutContinue reading “Hilary Mantel’s first person”