Guiding authors through the creative writing process and through the publishing/sales/marketing process is something Stuart MacDonald has been doing for several decades. His broad experience of manuscript assessment, and of assisting, mentoring and motivating writers and students of creative writing, ranges from business books, self-help and autobiography to romance, serious fiction and poetry. Stuart’s background in publishing management includes directorships with a number of publishers including HarperCollins, Woodslane, Harlequin and Dorling Kindersley. He has spoken at numerous conferences here and overseas, and has lectured for a number of publishing organisations and educational institutions including the Australian Publishers Association and Macquarie University.
Event Recap / First Friday with Belinda Murrell
With more than 20 years in writing with a career spanning travel journalism, technical writing, editing, and public relations, best-selling children’s author Belinda Murrell discussed her writing career, her writing practice, and what we can expect at this year’s Kids & YA Festival.