I am excited it is only one week to go until I go to New York. I am travelling to the New York Pitch Conference, and I am very grateful to have received funding for part of this trip from the Sunshine Coast Council and Arts Queensland.
Thanks to the Queensland Government Arts Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Council for believing in my novel and supporting me to attend the NYPC to pitch my novel to editors from Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, St Martins Press and more. We have already been given the assignments to prepare for the conference. I now have written a pitch for the conference based on these assignments.
Once we arrive at the conference we workshop this pitch the first day and then pitch to our first editor, and then the following three days to three different editors. I have finished my novel now and I have been working on it tirelessly for nearly three years. Hopefully, I can attract a publisher, but no matter what it will be an amazing experience to hang out in New York and to learn the skills for pitching, as well as pitching to Editors from US publishers. I know I will learn a lot from this experience. This knowledge I will be able to share with my writers group and other writing enthusiasts back at home.
Thank you so much to the Sunshine Coast Council’s RADF and Arts Queensland funding that supports artists to attend conferences or events that will further their careers. I know that I will be able to also share this knowledge with others when I return.
Thanks for reading! I will keep you updated with what is happening at the conference.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
I just wanted to show you the new design for Freedom Writing. 🙂 I am loving the new design and I am very happy with what the designer did. Thanks to Victoria from VC Book Design. 🙂 Suzanne
Here’s a link if you want to check it out.
I wrote my book Freedom Writing, to show people how they can help themselves in a completely easy and affordable manner using writing therapy. Counselling should be continued as well, but writing therapy can be used at any time during your day and is cheap, only a pen and paper this is used well with counselling to express how they are feeling inside.
Men benefit the most from writing therapy, and yet they are the ones who find it hard to try this therapy. I have a mission to get this book out to more men, and young people, as well as women. Women have bought and downloaded this book and are open to forms of therapy and I wrote this book for them. Men commit suicide three times more than women in Australia and I would imagine in other countries around the world. Young people are suffering a lot of stress and pressure and some of them decide to end it as well. This book was written to show there is HOPE.
So, I have a link to my e-book or my print version of Freedom Writing. If you are wanting the print version, go to the e-book link and then select Paperback. 🙂
Thanks for reading! If you download this, you can discover some completely easy to use techniques to get rid of stress when it arises, and no one in the world can say they don’t have stress or pain at various times in their lives.
Go well, have a great day. 😀 (Freedom Writing was number on the Amazon Best Seller List for Downloads for three days.)
There is only one day left to grab a copy of Freedom Writing. 🙂
Feel free to download it, post a review it would be most appreciated! Thanks for reading.
My book has been Number 1 on the Amazon Best Seller, downloads in two categories. 🙂 Thanks guys for those downloading it and if you still want to, it is available for free for one more day!
Kind regards, Suzanne
My book Freedom Writing is free for three days (June 21-23). Feel free to check it out, and I would really appreciate a review it’s very easy to do. 🙂 Visit your own country’s Amazon site and you can download it there! Thanks for reading.
Have a lovely day.
An update! Freedom Writing is No.1 on the Amazon Best Sellers List, Free Downloads! Thank you to all the people who are downloading my book for free, check out the pic below. 🙂
Kind regards, Suzanne
In my recent workshops I decided to end the session with a quote from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. This quote inspired and spurred me onto to continue to create and be proud of the end product that I produce. No matter what happens. I have always felt this since I was young, that no matter whether you are successful (some of the most phenomenal artists in the world were not successful commercially in their lives) in financial terms or not you have created something from nothing.
Be proud of all the work and the creative process, you created something from nothing. You created characters that did not exist, and a narrative in which they lived and breathed, succeeded or failed, loved and fought for those they loved. In my novel I am finishing currently, there is life and death, there is love and loss and there is life. It is based on the real women who fought in Syria, loosely based on real people but no one in particular. I created these women, their lives, families, the world that the reader lives in. I had to research so much of this novel as it is completely outside my knowledge of the world and use my imagination of course. It was very difficult. But this is what an artist does, they challenge themselves and want to see things from other people’s point of view. That’s what I wanted to tell the stories of these amazing, brave women!
Anyway, I wanted to share this quote as I believe it will spur you on as well, in whatever creative endeavour you find yourself in. I love it, it makes me emotional when I read it. 🙂 Happy writing and have a great day.
“Bring forth what is within you, then, whether it succeeds or fails. Do it whether the final product…is crap or gold. Do it whether the critics love or hate you or whether the critics have never heard of you and perhaps never will hear of you. Do it whether people get it or don’t get it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it doesn’t have to be Plato. It’s all just an instinct, and an experiment, and a mystery, so begin. Begin anywhere. Preferably, now. And if greatness should ever accidentally stumble upon you, let it catch you hard at work.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic.
Next weekend I am running an Expressive Writing workshop, it is about writing therapy that provides phenomenal release for people from pain or stress. This workshop will be fun, caring, supportive and enlightening. Come and join our group. Contact me to book in. 🙂
Kind regards, Suzanne
Date: Saturday April 14
Location: Goodlife Community Centre, Buderim
Suzanne has also published a book about writing therapy, called Freedom Writing. It is available on Amazon in most countries.