We had a chat to author Toni Jordan, getting ready for her course this Saturday at Writing NSW, The Unpredictable Plotter: Writing Fiction.
We had a chat to publisher and editor Linda Funnell about avoiding the rejection pile ahead of her course starting on Tuesday 5 March at Writing NSW, From First Draft to Polished Manuscript.
‘The short story form demands a respect for the limitations of time and space, and enables a focus on the particular, the intimate, and the fleeting.’
‘I want story and forward momentum. For me, this is what crime delivers’
‘Events help bring people back to books – and if not, at least they will still have had a fun night!’
‘Write from the heart – write what scares you, what interests you; write out your most embarrassing thoughts. This is the stuff of common humanity.’
A deeply ironic, superbly written novella certain to challenge readers with an interest in South American voices.
In this honest, heartbreaking, and sometimes funny tale, readers see the failings and triumphs of the adults who are closest to Jonah.
‘At times heartbreaking and at other times uplifting, Frankel has written candidly about an incredibly important topic.’