‘Many people seem to think books are books and publishers are publishers, but it’s not so. We see many a terrific manuscript that we can’t publish.’
Passionate journalist Megan Norris has given herself nightmares working on her crime books. She was dubbed the ‘Angel of Death’ because she chased the most tragic cases and wheedled information out of people by being nice.
The phrase ‘to gild the lily’ is a misquotation of Shakespeare. Does the popularity of the phrase make it an acceptable corruption?
Fellowship of Australian Writers member Patricia Young shares her grammar gripes and her experiences in writing, editing and publishing.