Saturday, July 14, 2012

Agent Ahoy

A quick post guys to let you know that last week I signed with new Australian Agent Kelly Mclean.

Kelly is hungry to sell my work and she really gets my speculative fiction style, as weird as it is. Her passion for my story SLEEPER and my works in progress DIRTY RAINBOW and KARMA is why I decided to sign with her.

It's been a long journey for me being so close to being agented so many times. Thankfully, Kelly saw the potential in my work and the uniqueness of my storytelling and offered me representation. She gets an unbelievable amount of submissions and I'm only one of a handful of clients that she's signed so far.

I look forward to growing with her and moving my career forward as an author.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival Special Post

This is a special post for the people who attended my presentations at the Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival. 

Thanks so much for coming along to my session. I was so excited to be able to presenting to you and nervous (I think everyone could tell!)
Below I've put in a whole bunch of links to the various social media platforms that I discussed with you in the session, as well as links to various online posts about them to help you get more knowledge about the topics.

Here's a post on general internet etiquette and here's one about user names online and a general post on social media here.

We talked about Twitter and here's where you need to go to sign up for it. And here's some blog posts that will help you further with Twitter etiquette:

There's not much out there about Facebook, but just remember to try and work out if an account is private or public before asking for a friend request. Instead, look for author, publisher and book pages as a way to connect on Facebook.

Blogging and book reviews can be a great social media experience. Blogger and Workpress are the two most common blog formats. Here's some posts relating to blogging. If you enjoy reviewing, then you can share your reviews on Goodreads.

Writing communities can be a great way to start off your writing career. US HarperCollins authors Leigh Fallon and Wendy Higgins were discovered through a writing site. Figment and Wattpad are two of the most popular writing communities that cater for teenagers. Pros and Cons of Writing Communities post here (remember, Inkpop has closed down).

Here's where you can find some of the emerging media platforms:
Aspiring Writers:

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Wattpad, Figment, Tumblr, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google+, YAtopia, Writing Teen Novels, Sleepless Writers and you can read my story Karma, which placed second in the Australian Literary Review's YA short story competition. The beginning of the novel version is on my Wattpad account.

On Pottermore you need to search for me under the user name PhoenixIce25831.

I hope you enjoyed the session. If you have any questions you didn't get to ask in the session please drop me a line in the comments section.

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