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My Say views


My Say gives writers a chance to air their views about writing and the writer's life.


My Say 1 by Deborah Durbin, about rejecting rejection

My Say 2 by Lynda Finn about the isolation of New Zealand writers and their problems with getting published

My Say 3 by Phyllis McDuff on why writers need to get out there to talk about their work, with tips on how to speak effectively.

My Say 5 by Wendy Walker, author of Four Wives, How a Stay-Home-Mom Became a Writer

My Say 6 by British author Eliza Graham, author of Playing with the Moon, on her route to publication.

My Say 7: Timothy Hallinan on the Writing Session.

My Say 8: Jae Watson on the magic formula which enables writers to 'cross that fine, elusive line dividing unpublished and published writers'.

My Say 9: Zoe Jenny, who is Swiss, on writing in English and why it was liberating.

My Say 10 by Dominae Primus, My impressions of – then and now

My Say 11 by Natasha Mostert, There are few things as satisfying as typing THE END to a manuscript.

My Say 12 by Richard Hall "Write about what you know" - does this adage always make sense?