Category Archives: Avid Book Lover

Manuscript complete – and some useful takeaways from the journey!

UPDATE 8 August 2017: ‘I will never claim to have finished a manuscript again, until it is either binned or metamorphosed into a beautiful book, sitting in the stores and waiting for a new owner. I first posted this blog …
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There’s not enough time but there’s always time for a writing tip – Jonathan K Benton

I’m approaching the end of my new manuscript and I’m really excited. This book has been a collaborative effort – I’ve realised that you don’t have to write solo. My mentor’s contribution has been immense and I’m kind of hoping …
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There be good reviews, and there be bad – Jonathan K Benton

There be good reviews, and there be bad, as the pirates would say. A critical review from someone who didn’t like your work is still a good review – carefully considered criticism can be extremely useful. I learn from some …
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The five P’s are the five keys to getting published – Jonathan K Benton

Passion: I believe authors write because they have to. They cannot stop that fountain of words bubbling up inside them. Some writers might dream of fortune and glory, but these fantasies play second fiddle to a passionate desire to express …
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Queensland’s largest newspaper The Courier-Mail reviews A Wicked Kind of Dark

  I truly love it here in Queensland. The support given to me by the people of this justifiably proud and beautiful State has been overwhelming. Councillor for the Deagon Ward, the amazing Victoria Newton, read and recommended A Wicked …
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A wonderful, thought-provoking guest blog by Joelene Pynnonen

When Jonathan kindly (and perhaps a little too trustingly) invited me to do a guest blog, I was befittingly flattered. When he came up with the topic for me, I was delighted. He’d unwittingly done all of the hard work …
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