In the latest episode of the Fremantle Press Podcast, presenter Holden Sheppard chats to award-winning author Marcella Polain about how her childhood experiences strongly influenced her new book Driving into the Sun and dealing with grief as a child. As a lecturer in creative writing at ECU, Marcella also talks Holden through some invaluable tips for emerging writers embarking on their first book.
Is plot really the uncool cousin no-one wants to associate with? Should aspiring writers abstain from sex in favour of taking a large dictionary to bed? And how do you transform the experience of grief into the positive act of creation? As host of the 2019 Fremantle Press podcast series, Holden Sheppard gets to grips with all these questions and more.
Ever felt like your writing project is taking a little too much time? Fremantle Press author Marcella Polain’s new novel, Driving into the Sun, was 10 years in the making. Here, she offers tips and advice to new and emerging writers about taking your time, maintaining momentum and what writer’s block is really all about.
An all-star line-up of guests will join Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser, Publisher Georgia Richter and Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller for an afternoon designed to introduce new and emerging writers to the business side of being a professional writer.
We’re just one month away from the start of National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) where thousands of emerging writers across the world take part in a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between 1 and 30 November.
As an author with a new manuscript, you may occasionally have the opportunity to pitch your work to a prospective publisher. The chance to do so should be regarded as a bonus opportunity, particularly if a publisher does not ordinarily receive unsolicited material. In this article, Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter puts the pitch in context and shares her top tips for doing it right.
Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail is a Perth-based, emerging Muslim writer who is a refugee from Sudan identifying as queer. She will be on a panel focusing on diversity at the Great Big Book Club Tea Party, an event co-hosted by the City of Melville and Fremantle Press at AH Bracks Library on 21 October.