A few nights ago I had the pleasure of meeting some very interesting and talented people in the writing and film industry.
Being a mother of three it's not often I get the opportunity to go back to my London town and so when invited to
join a meeting there, I jumped at the chance.
Needless to say I had a ball! I was thrilled to be chatting about my YA fantasy series and hearing all about, novels, TV shows and films being created.
I learned that being a writer is not only tough when sitting at the laptop or scribbling over a tattered manuscript but selling your work and showing others how wonderful it is can be just as daunting as the hole in the page.
It was a very valuable experience and I'm very lucky to have met such knowledgeable people that I can learn from.
My advice to any new writers would be, learn from a master.
Emma Pullar is an award-winning writer of dark fiction and children's books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, was a national bestseller and named best opening lines by NZ Post. Emma's horror story, London's Crawling, published in the Dark Minds Charity collection was shortlisted for the SJV Award and a finalist for Create50. Another of Emma's stories, Old Trees Don't bend, was published in The Anthropocene Chronicles. Three of Emma's short stories have been shortlisted for competitions. Her horror story, WORMS, was a Twisted Vol2 WINNER! Her short Sci-fi story, Alterverse, was a Singularity50 WINNER! Emma's debut novel, Skeletal, was published by Bloodhound Books in autumn 2017, the sequel published summer 2018.
Emma's crime debut, Paper Dolls, is out March 2019.
Emma also writes articles for Bang2write.
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