Back in 2011, I was in a meeting with my boss when my phone rang embarrassingly in my pocket. Realising I should have switched it to silent, we both waited awkwardly until it rang out. Thirty seconds later, the familiar ding of a message came through. After the meeting, I looked at the number, it … Continue reading How I got my first book published …and what I learned.
I started 2017 with only one event booked into the calendar. Then it got cancelled. Bugger. However, by at the end of the year, I’d jammed that calendar so full of wild and crazy experiences and events that I didn’t have any time to scratch my bum. With a little bit of magic and a … Continue reading 2017 – an unexpected success
Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update
It's OK to Feel the Way You Do Josh Langley Big Sky Publishing Reviewed by Meg Whelan Released October 2017 Paperback ISBN 9781925520965 RRP $14.99 Category: Younger readers It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and … Continue reading Review by Books and Publishing Australia
If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own inclination. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.
I’ve noticed of late I can’t slow down. There’s a tremendous sense of urgency to get things done. I can feel it, a simmering, no, a boiling desire to create and get something out there. I know there should be down time between projects. A time of rest and recuperation. A time to allow the … Continue reading A boiling desire to create.
(Estimated reading time, 2 glasses of wine) So you've written a book or want to write a book and have no frigging idea of what to do next. Well hopefully over the next couple of glasses of wine I'll help fill in some gaps and give you the motivation and knowledge to take your … Continue reading How to Get Published. The Basics