Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Invitation to book launch hosted at Wordsworth Gardens

Our guest is Patricia Schonstein author of The Master's Ruse.

Date: Thursday, 18 December 2008
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: WORDSWORTH BOOKS, Shop 7, Gardens Centre, Mill Street, Gardens.

Patricia, the award-winning author of Skyline, will discuss her latest book.

RSVP: Leon before Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tel: (021) 461-8464 Email: gardens@wordsworth.co.za

Drinks & light snacks will be served.

Wines kindly sponsored by Leopard's Leap.

The Master’s Ruse is Patricia Schonstein’s fifth novel. It follows: Skyline. A Time of Angels. The Apothecary’s Daughter. A Quilt of Dreams.

Set in a future time when the sea is biologically dead, in a country governed by a regime opposed to literature and free speech, The Master’s Ruse is the surrealist narrative of an aging authoress compromised by harsh laws governing literary freedom.

Stark, searing and eloquent, this novel, cast as an allegorical masterclass and as a memoir of authorship and conscience, reflects on the crafting of fiction and the creative scaffolding that supports it.

It laments the desecration of the earth’s fragile infrastructure and considers the power of fiction as a tool for peace.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Opportunity for unknown fiction authors willing to share his or her experiences

Reply to: job-954346991@craigslist.org

Looking for unknown fiction authors willing to share his or her experiences (anonymously if preferred) with one of the industry’s leading ‘book doctors’ for upcoming publication on debut novelists.

You could have:
• A clear, but unwritten, idea for a novel, a rough draft, or a completed manuscript you intend to have published.
• A manuscript that still needs polishing prior to submission.
• A basic knowledge of query letter writing – although you don’t need one completed.
• A manuscript that’s been shopped around with not much success.

You must have:
• A willingness and drive to keep working at it.
• A fresh ‘voice’.
• Access to a computer and email.

If selected, you will have the full coaching resources available to you: story development, polishing and editing prior to submission, isolating the top-pick literary agents and query letter coaching. You will also have the option of getting excerpts of your work published in a high-profile publication (you may also choose not to share your unpublished work).

Please send a short (one page or less) description of where you are in your writing process. You may include any relevant information: job and/or education history. Please include the words 'FICTION AUTHOR' in the heading.

Website and links to 'national bestselling' credentials will be made available.

* Telecommuting is ok.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.