A collection of 25 stories written by talented authors. No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing the Dream shares the stories of twenty-five Australian writers, from emerging to established authors. Some are traditionally published, while others have taken the self-publishing route. Some have faced rejection after rejection, while others have had a dream path.
But, while their writing journeys are different, all of them strive to create, entertain, inspire and inform. And all of them have unique and creative voices that deserve to be heard.
My review of, Writing the Dream.
As a contributor I received an advance ‘author’ copy of this book and I read it in two days. There is such a diversity of experience as twenty four writers tell of their paths to publication, the highs and lows. One characteristic stood out for me- resilience , the refusal to give up.
Some had early success, some were late starters. Some knew they were writers from an early age., others had careers and then found the compulsion to write. Each story had something to teach me and words that resonated with me.
In my opinion this is not just a book for writers – although all contributors’ list 5 writing tips, its a book for anyone interested in the writing process and explores how and why people write.
For fans of any of the writers and there are some well known names such as Natasha Lester , Anna Jacobs, Jenn. j.McLeod and Juliet Marillier it should give an insight into how their books are written.