I approached a dozen of my published author friends and ask them about their book launches, for their tips and advice.
Tag Archives: other people’s stories
My favourite books of 2021
My favourite reads of 2021 have a strong list of local contenders | Shannon Meyerkort Writer
When words are hard: my journey to writing a book about dyslexia
A glimpse at some of the world’s greatest dyslexic authors.
Seeing the World Through Her Eyes
Having a child with reading and writing difficulties sometimes seems strange considering I spend my life reading and writing | Shannon Meyerkort
Some thoughts on short story plots
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
How Dyslexia Affects My Daughter
Before my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia I didn’t know how dyslexia affects learning and other aspects of her life
Interviewing Experts for your Novel
‘They wouldn’t be sweating once they were in cardiac arrest, even if it was a cocaine overdose,’ the lady across from me said. She stopped to think. ‘With a heroin overdose they might be sweaty once they’ve been resuscitated and trying to get back to normal, but it would be unlikely that two people inContinue reading “Interviewing Experts for your Novel”
Writing the Time of COVID-19
When I’m immersed in writing a book, I tend to utilise the wee, dark hours when there’s little chance of being disturbed or taken out of the world I am creating. I may change screens to research a quick fact, or display images that evoke a mood or scene I am writing, but I tryContinue reading “Writing the Time of COVID-19”
Meeting the Family
What happens when you finally get to meet the person you have been researching for almost a decade?
October 15th is the International Day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance. In honour of all the mums and dads out there with heavy hearts tomorrow and every day, I am publishing two pieces, written a while ago now, but always relevant. They’re neither short reads nor easy reads. I wrote them with loved onesContinue reading “Opportunity Lost”