These handy tips will guarantee any writer instant failure in their dealing with any editor, publisher or competition organizer. If you wish to collect rejection slips forever follow the points closely.
1. Always treat the editor like a stupid idiot. Point out the obvious, tell hir what rotten stories/articles/poems/reviews s/he publishes and give hir tips on how to run hir magazine.
2. In the same helpful vein always include m/f on each page and tell hir on the first page that it means 'more forward'. S/he would never have guessed from the bunch of pages s/he was holding that there were more than one to read.
St Paul’s Chess Centre, 100 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland
16th August 2014, Open to the Public from 10 am – 4 pm
Independent Kiwi authors selling and signing their published books. Find out more on how to write and independently publish your own book. Find Writer’s Choice at table 87.
Come along and talk to the experts who can help you fulfil your dream of writing and publishing your own book.
This festival will showcase New Zealand’s own independently published and self-published authors and illustrators. There will be 100s of different books for sale covering the full spectrum of genres and age groups.
Before I swiped the first page of Liza Perrat’s captivating novel of Occupied France, I already knew I would enjoy it.
“Wolfsangel” is in my wheelhouse.
I’m fascinated with World War II, familiar with the sordid story of French Marshal Petain and his puppet Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis, and lived two months in the Rhone-Alpes region of France where Perrat sets her colorful roman-a-clef.
In 1967, I was an American college student determined to push my schoolbook French beyond “bon jour,” and spent that summer in a tiny village in the Loire, working as a personal chauffeur/companion for Madame A_____, an imperious, 70-year old, aristocratic widow whose ancient and noble family owned most of the commune. Each June, she departed her elegant city apartment in Lyon and traveled 75 kilometers back to her 30-room ancestral chateau to pass the summer.