Writing & Publishing

Writing & Publishing

NaNo - not - Nanu,Nanu


If you've come across the term, NaNoWriMo, anywhere, and wondered what it was all about, let me clear something up first: it has nothing to do with Robin Williams chanting Nanu, Nanu, in the sitcom, Mork & Mindy. NanO is actually about - writing.

In fact, NaNo is about writing a 50,000 word, first draft of a novel, in the month of November (1st November - 30th November). And that is - every November. If you want to challenge yourself in creative writing, get inspired to write, or even just want to inspire others, you can't go past, NaNo - short for NaNoWriMo, which is th eactual shortened version of National Novel Writing Month, pronounced - na-noh-ry-moh...Read More!


When Fiction Words Count

Readers generally refer to the number of pages in a novel. On the other hand, with authors and publishers, it;s the number of words. The word count of is important to the author and publisher because it defines the fiction structure and type.

There are many variations concerning the correct number of words for each type of fiction, because there are no set rules. The following are parameters given by the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), Jones Rosier-Jones (author  teacher), and Lee Masterson (frelance writer and editor)...Read More!


Aussie Legal Deposit Reminder
...On 17 February 2016, the legal deposit provisions were extended to cover the online publishing landscape. This includes all Australian print and electronic books, journals, magazines, newsletters, sheet music, maps, websites and public social media. Legal deposit applies to any Australian person, group or organisation that makes this material available to the public for sale or for free...Read More!


Words Book Nerds Love

Bibliophile (n.) A lover of books
Bibliosmia (n.) The smell or aroma of a good book 
 Librocubicularist (n.) Someone who reads in bed
Logophile (n.) A lover of words


Aussie Lending Rights Program Reminder


Do you have a book (or more) at the National Library Australia and your State Library, as per the new legislation of making a Legal Deposit, effective from this year (2016)? If you do, the Australian Government - Lending Rights Programs could well benefit you...Read More!