A chance discovery at a local book sale led me to disbunk a myth that related to an age-old grudge at my high school | Shannon Meyerkort
"It’s strange to think that someone who has been part of my life for so long can be so unknown. It’s even stranger when you consider that I am her creator." Learning to know your character | Shannon Meyerkort
One thing I find lacking is information about the content of short stories. What you can write about, the plot, the story itself | Shannon Meyerkort
This year I had a success rate of 14%, and while this number isn't something many people would publicly announce, what lies behind the 14% is an achievement I am proud of | Shannon Meyerkort
Hints and tips for surviving a virtual literary speed date and how to pitch your manuscript | Shannon Meyerkort
A step-by-step process of how to make a Book Christmas Tree (with a few detours) | Shannon Meyerkort
Motifs are not necessarily part of the story and often do not carry any extra meaning for the characters themselves. It is a relationship between the author and audience... the symbols must be both subtle yet significant | Shannon Meyerkort
What happens when you realise you need to rewrite your entire book because you didn't tell the story you thought you had? A lesson in starting over | Shannon Meyerkort
A Beta Reader's job is to provide constructive feedback as an informed casual reader – they’re looking at big picture issues such as story, characters, timing and basic structure: does the story work?
I had been under the distinct impression that writing, in any form, was a humbling and poverty-inducing career choice; that one chose it from a place of deep desire, like a religious calling, and not because you could actually make a buck from it...