Useful websites and resources when researching Perth and West Australian history | shannonmeyerkort.com
When you are close to your work, you often can't see errors anymore, but I discovered a great tool that helps me hear them instead | 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
‘But does Winnie actually want a husband and children, or is she happily single?’ my mentor Brooke asked as we discussed my book, Letting Go. ‘What does she want from life?’ ‘Ahhhhh,’ was my rather inarticulate response. I didn’t know. It suited my purposes for this particular character to be childless, but I hadn’t considered … Continue reading Writing Character Arcs (or Falling in Love with your Characters)
An addiction to flashbacks may sound like I misspent my youth, but in reality I have discovered an over-reliance on a literary technique that threatens to turn my book into a time-hopping debacle.
What embarrassing secrets have I got hidden in my 'rejection file'? Why writers should keep records of their submissions | Shannon Meyerkort
"So my decision to write a book about the pandemic might be seen as a very unpopular one. Especially since it’s been only six months since the first mention of a novel corona virus and we haven’t yet reached the peak."
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 try … Continue reading Writing the Time of COVID-19