E. J. Dawson

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Social media is not a monster. No, listen, keep reading, hear me out. I know you’re an introverted writer. I know that we’ll use any excuse to stay indoors (ok, but I’m in Melbourne and lockdown 4 does suck but so does covid so be safe). But if you are going to be a writer, readers need a way to find you, and that’s why your author brand is so important. When… Read More

Hard Lessons Learnt – Writing your #neurodiverse self is more than what to write, but your #writerslife as an #ND #author

Those not on the social platform Twitter will have missed the enlightening conversations happening around neurodiverse authors and their writing being policed. I say this knowing full well that I myself have struggled with the idea of what it is to be an ND author. That writing our own unique story telling voices are breaking traditional rules of writing. I want to address the specifics of what I’ve uncovered in my battle… Read More

Just writing the title of this blog post is sending my skin crawling. It’s a physical effort to type. But I can’t not. I can’t not say something about being neurodiverse now while its fresh, clear and concise in my head, even if this blog post might not be – not if you’re neurotypical. On Friday night I had a meltdown. I’ve spoken about having a meltdown before but I need you,… Read More

Writing a whole novel, an honest over 70k full and complete manuscript, tears out your soul. But that doesn’t change that you wrote a whole book.

Writer Resources – You want to write a/nother novel? Here’s a list of top notch inspiration and resources to get you started. #amwriting #writerslife #writingcommunity #writers #writerscafe

The Wall – Reassessing Failure #inspiration #writers #keepwriting #writerslife #amwriting #writingcommunity

So You Failed Nano? Me too. But here’s why its not really true… #nanowrimo #amwriting #writerslife #WritingCommunity

Madness! How can you do it? How are you even CONSIDERING jumping into the world of Nanowrimo? In this economy? With 2020 in flames around us? All the stress and pressure? The desperate, urgent need to pour a story out in a matter of days in a caffeinated slew of tropes mashed together from secret perverse fanfiction! The desire to grab the characters by their shirt fronts and fall into the abyss… Read More

Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is simply wonderful. Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is bloody awful. But what is it that a Beta Reader does, how do they do it, and what really is the difference between them and the host of other people who can read your script? After you’ve written a book, the first thing to do is… Read More