Editing Course: Moral Rights and Plagiarism

The following notes are extracts from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) website. Copyright Agency Limited Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 02 9394 7600 Fax: 02 9394 7601 Email: info@copyright.com.au Website: www.copyright.com.au What are moral rights? Moral rights are provided to the creator of works under copyright laws to protect their reputation … Read moreEditing Course: Moral Rights and Plagiarism

Publishing Update

When Cat’s Eyes was published in December 2010, there was an indication at the back of the book that Cat’s Paw would be published three months later – in March 2011. It’s obvious that hasn’t happened. Why, you may be asking. The printer used for Cat’s Eyes used to be quite good. The first time … Read morePublishing Update

Writing Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 2)

You might want to read Part 1 first. Setting A setting doesn’t need to specify a country, it can be confined to a town, house, room, car, park, tunnel or anywhere else. The setting needs to be there but doesn’t need to take on a role. However, some authors manage to make the setting as … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 2)

Writing Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 1)

The elements of short story include: characterisation dialogue point of view setting structure narrative style   Creating Believable Characters Most mainstream short stories are ‘character driven’ rather than ‘plot driven’. For this reason, it is important for fiction writers to develop their characterisation skills. The best place to start is by reading short stories written … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 1)