We all know I'm a hermit with meagre social skills - which is why the internet is such a gift. I can be as isolated as I like, revel in all the unassigned air in my extended personal space AND still chat, laugh, commiserate, rant, rave and rejoice with people. But what happens when you… Continue reading I Found Love Online!
An exciting part of this writing journey that I particularly treasure - is the opportunity it gives me to connect with lots of different Pacific writers and poets from all over the place. This blog post is for YOU, the writer and poet who has dallied with the thought of seeing your work in print… Continue reading So You Want to Publish a Book?
It's coming up on a year since I started this publishing journey and I figured it was time to take stock. I have been immensely grateful for many other authors who have generously shared their publishing experiences online, including their sales numbers and tips about what worked for them...and what didn't. Without their transparency, I… Continue reading How Many Books have You Sold?
If you're a writer thinking about taking that leap into the publishing world, what do you need? (according to my very limited experience!) Warning, this is a long blog post. Only read it if you really want to know what is required to publish your writing...1. A well-written book.… Continue reading Seven Essentials for Self-Publishing
Let's Join Forces.Who am I? I'm confused. I'm a...Commissioned Author. A year ago, my first book was published. "Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi" was written on commission - which means that I was paid a weekly salary plus all expenses to research and write a book that would then belong to my employer. The Australian Govt… Continue reading Calling all Pacific Writers. Even ones who haven’t written anything yet.