Authors online & Sarah Bailey on routines, fast drafts & plotting crimes

Who even knows what week of #socialisolation it is, but we check in and see what’s working and what’s not. We chat about all the incredible ways authors have been taking their work online including but definitely not limited to:

Then Kate speaks to best selling crime writer, Sarah Bailey.

Sarah Bailey is a Melbourne based writer with a background in advertising and communications. She has two young children and currently works as the managing partner at VMLY&R Melbourne. Her first novel, the bestselling The Dark Lake, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2017, followed by Into the Night. Where the Dead Go is her third novel in the Gemma Woodstock series.

  • Fast drafts
  • Procrastination and how to get around it
  • Planning (or not planning) a series
  • Amplifying characters in fiction
  • The juggle and fitting the writing in

Advice to first time writers:

  • Prepare to be frustrated.
  • Be strategic about putting yourself in the way of good luck.
  • Don’t spend all your time working out how to write the book – just write the book.

Fave novel by a debut author: The Nancys by RWR McDonald (who we spoke to back in S2!)

Find out more about Sarah on her website or follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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