E. J. Dawson

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30 Days of Nano – Mini-blog series; find more tips to surviving #Nanowrimo2021

Nano is here and if you don’t know what it is, its basically a competition against yourself to write fifty thousand words on a new book. Many people use this as a chance to just finish a novel, get one started, developing great writing habits, and you can do all of those things. This year I’m not competing but I am writing for the whole months of November and I’m sharing 30… Read More

COME MEET THE AUTHOR! Kindly hosted by the lovely V. E. Patton, I’m inviting you to an online event to come meet me, talk about Behind the Veil, but also get this exceptional swag pack for one lucky winner! Click here to sign up for an invitation. Minus the champagne – it will still be a bit early for that in Australia – but a chance for both those of you who’ve… Read More

Journeying Pain Most writes say that their writing life is a journey and that it’s different for every writer. Ups and downs, versions of success, what they’re writing and how its published. So many different paths to take. But we have one thing in common: the doubt. The “what if” thoughts that are never or rarely optimistic, and if they are, many contain an overwhelming chunk of inevitable disappointment. I remember the… Read More

HELLO, I’M HERE. CAN YOU SEE ME? BUILDING YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM (EXCERPT FROM ‘WRITE THAT BOOK – HELPFUL RAMBLINGS OF A SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR’) If you want to be seen as a writer, you need to build an author platform, a brand if you like. Yes, you can most certainly do this before your book is published, or even written. What is an author platform? An author platform is simply a writer’s presence… Read More

I’ve spent some time querying, so when I started with Literary Wanderlust as an intern I was not prepared for how subjective the experience was going to be on the other side. I vividly remember the first few queries addressed to me with an absolute thrill that someone wanted me to look after their work. I read through them carefully, and there were brilliant stories there. But some of them weren’t for… Read More

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