The Terrifying Second Novel Thing

Now that Monkey Business is idling quietly in the wings, its final proofread done and dusted, the cover committed, awaiting its launch into the world of bookshops and cyberspace, I have time to turn my attention to the past year and the forthcoming one. With Christmas and the New Year approaching, I reckon reflection and planning are perfectly appropriate things to do.

Glen Thomson

After twenty-five crazy and wonderful years juggling a full time career in multi-national organisations as a single mother of three, Glen Thomson’s life took a surprising change. She married a work colleague and they moved to a 500 acre cattle property and blueberry orchard in north-eastern Victoria. Glen’s first novel, Blameless, is a fast-paced drama that plots the rise and fall of a corporate icon and the human toll that is wreaked. As we traverse from Melbourne to Hong Kong we follow a story of corporate intrigue, human fallibility and scorned love.

Tips for Fiction Writers

I do have some advice for writers. Whether or not it’s helpful I don’t know, but here it is anyway. I’ve got “big picture” advice (which gets a little Zen), and something more immediately useful. All this might change and grow as I do in both life and as a writer. In that case, consider this a work-in-progress and, like my advice about getting published, remember that this is subjective and most definitely not exhaustive. So, here, the first instalment:

The Big Picture

Don’t compare yourself to others because if you do, this will happen:

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