A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Friday, 15 May 2015

How to Be An Author


Over the year, in the name of keeping a record, I'll be archiving blog posts I wrote for other websites. Here's a post I wrote for the now defunct StoryBlog  in January 2013 looking back at my first year as a proper author. Phew, it looks exhausting, the launching, the events, the posing. Two books on, is it still exhausting? Er. Yes. But I'm better at turning my back on social media when I need to now.


How do you balance the roles of creator and author … artist and promoter?

That’s our theme for the current run of posts on the StoryBlog, a question dear to an author’s heart.
Mainly because it gives us a chance to complain a lot.

However. when I saw Sarah McIntyre’s response I was inspired to stop complaining and turn my answer into a comic! But because I’m a lazy artist, i didn’t draw anything, instead, I used Powerpoint to illustrate this Balancing Act we authors have to do!










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1 comment :

  1. What a first year!
    Plus let me say, what an excellently spelled post! ;)

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