Award-winning author Candy Gourlay talks about finding your place as a writer, her blog 'Notes from the Slushpile', and what it takes to get a manuscript ready to submit. We cover issues such as ‘do authors pay taxes?’, why submitting to lots of agents can be traumatic, and why you mustn’t do it as soon as you’ve finished writing the book.
Show notes available here: https://www.prepublished.net/episodes/put-it-in-a-drawer
Thanks as always to Christopher Pett for production and editing.
Links to resources:
Candy’s website: https://www.candygourlay.com
The CILIP Carnegie medal: https://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk
Notes from the Slushpile: https://www.notesfromtheslushpile.com
Money, Time, Confidence: What Writers Need to Thrive: https://www.alcs.co.uk/news/money-time-confidence-what-writers-need-to-thrive
Bookseller conference: https://www.thebookseller.com/childrens-conference
Times/Chicken House Childre’s Fiction Competition: https://www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions/
Undiscovered Voices: http://www.undiscoveredvoices.com
Lee Weatherley’s tips on how to write a synopsis: https://www.notesfromtheslushpile.com/2007/06/lee-weatherly-tips-on-how-to-write.html
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