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I am a writer, editor and reviewer based in Perth, Western Australia: my first novel, The Dagger of Dresnia (Book 1 of The Talismans) is published by Satalyte and available from their website as well as Amazon.com and other online outlets. As both writer and editor, I specialise in historical and high or epic fantasy. If you have a manuscript in preparation, don't waste money on editing too early. Instead, let me help with a mini-assessment of your work, based on careful reading of your synopsis and first 20 pages. Then, when you've worked on the manuscript in line with our discussions, I will be happy to do a full edit before you send it off into the big wide world. My fees are very reasonable - for more about my editing work, CLICK HERE

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Monday, 15 June 2009

By-the-by

This is an interim post while I finish getting myself together. I hope to be back blogging next weekend, but for now I'm still feeling a tad fragile after the tragic death of a family member.

Stateside literary agent Nathan Bransford has put together a FAQ-style compendium of all the writing advice on his blog. It includes such topics as How to format your manuscript; Why you shouldn't follow trends; Do you have a plot? (I loved this one!) and Does your novel have enough conflict? There's a total of some forty-odd posts covering almost everything you could possibly ask about the writing process and how to get your work published.

And while I'm at it, don't forget Richard Harland's Writing Tips - 145 Pages of sound information and advice from one of Australia's best-equipped and qualified authors. And watch out for Richard's new book, World Shaker, just released by Allen and Unwin and already snapped up for international release!

7 comments:

Fiona Leonard said...

plots are highly over rated!

Good to hear from you. Have been thinking of you lots.

Satima Flavell said...

And I of you, Fiona! J & T & I met on Tuesday and as Tom is off on a world tour next week we won't see each other again until October. We are hoping you'll be back with us by then, too. Meantime, I hope your travels are giving you grist for the writing mill.

gynie said...

nice to read you again ^^

Glenda Larke said...

Satima, worried about you. Tried emailing, but it bounced. Thinking of you; much love, Glenda

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks, Glenda. I've been having a lot of emails bounced, on top of everything else:-( I'll be in touch...

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Have you put yourself together yet, Satima?

Satima Flavell said...

No, not quite, Marilyn:-( It seems to be a one-thing-after-another year. For the last six weeks I've had a nasty dose of shingles - very painful and not at all willing to go away and leave me alone! So I find myself very up-and-down in spirits, depending on how I feel day by day. Hopefully I"ll be back on deck and blogging soon.

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