Would you consider a hashtag to promote your most personal novel?

I was thinking about this in a spare moment, of which there are many. I've often written about what real life influences are weaved into my novels, but I haven't always talked about the storylines that come from more personal experiences. For example, one of my novels has a storyline that reflects feelings I had …

Authors and algorithms

A Twitter post popped up recently about how interactions have diminished. I responded saying that I've noticed this too. Recently I asked #WritingCommunity if they've noted Twitter is behaving like Facebook (i.e. the same small number of regulars reacting to what you've posted). One person responded. For an author, this is not good. I already …

Genrecon, Brisbane

In short, Genrecon was a blast! Held at the State Library of Queensland, it was three days of learning, participating and making new friends. This was the third writing conference I've been part of, and as well as listening to some amazing speakers, I was invited to be on two panels and got to present …