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 a writer and book reviewer. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, went to number four on the bestseller list and was named best opening lines by NZ Post.
As well as picture books, Emma writes horror, dystopian, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal fiction.
You can read her short horror story, London’s Crawling, in the Dark Minds charity collection.
Follow Emma on Goodreads.