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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Emma

What's my favourite genre? Probably fantasy. Yeah, definitely fantasy.

Ya know what the first book I have to read for my Literature Units 3/4 is?

Emma, by Jane Austen.

I have been labouring over this horrific excuse for good literature for the majority of my summer holidays and it's finally almost over... and by over, I mean I've almost finished reading it. It's actually very far from over, so someone please come and shoot me now because this is the most boring book in the world, or as one of my friends said, "Emma is the shittiest shit that ever shat." ... or something along those lines anywho.

Hopefully, the reading will be finished by tomorrow night and I can start the book I'm studying for English Units 3/4, which is The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman. The English group who studied it last year said it was pretty alright, and from what I've been told about it it doesn't seem too bad.

Claim to fame: I met Najaf Mazari  and Robert Hillman themselves last year. First published authors I'd ever met.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Unsolicited Manuscripts

It always bugs me that I'm not 100% sure what publisher mean when they say "No unsolicited manuscripts", but after Googling it and finding a new blog of a published children's author to follow after reading these two posts, I think I have a much better understanding.

So here are couple more useful links for my fellow writer friends, and some more knowledge for those who care to know it: 


And


I feel a lot better in reading these blogs, I actually feel like I know a little more... AND I have a new publisher to look in to. 

But seeing as I haven't heard back from Penguin at this point (and seeing as it's been four months since I sent them my manuscript), I figured I'd redraft my novel, Evergreen: A Fallen Star, and then send it into Allen & Unwin - The Friday Pitch for assessment and another shot at getting published... I'm also going to work on getting an agent to help me out. 

Wish me luck everybody! Bon voyage!
- Bonnee.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fanfiction

Want to read some of my earlier work?


Head over to fanfiction.net and see my account here.

There is no original work on this site at all, no matter whose account you're looking at. All stories here are based on the author's fandoms. I haven't really been involved in the site for a few years, but if you are an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, go ahead and check out some of my earlier work.

Fanfiction.net authors make no profit from writing and publishing fanwork.

Please note: As all of the writing on this account was from roughly a year ago, don't expect it to be particularly flawless or even have decent plot-lines. Anonymous review are welcome ;)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Something Useful

I found THIS LINK on Louise Curtis's blog and thought it might be useful to some. It sure was to me.

It's an article which answers some questions to do with money and writing and how royalties and advances work.

Note to self: Get an agent!

Pretty disappointed in myself this summer, I haven't done much writing other than short stories and flash fiction. I haven't worked on my novel much at all! Ah well...

Peace out.
- Bon xx

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