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by PeterTaylor
October 21st, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Member - Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: New Member - Greetings from Brisbane, Australia

Thanks for the welcome and the offer, Princesisto! I went to a writers conference last weekend and paid to have the first 15 pages of my upper MG critiqued by the Hardie Grant Egmont children's publisher. She liked it and said it had promise...but it's back to the drawing board :) And I need to get ...
by PeterTaylor
October 9th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing to a specific audience
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Writing to a specific audience

Historical is hard because reader enthusiasts for the period of the setting expect 100% accuracy. They know e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g and will delight in telling the world what you have wrong in a review that will be rated poorly. Perhaps this is part of the reason why I'm loath to start my Regency/Victor...
by PeterTaylor
October 9th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What made you start writing?
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: What made you start writing?

No one fixed occasion - it developed. I never enjoyed creative writing in school, but when I was about 17, I was a keen naturalist and enjoyed writing a guide book to a local nature reserve where I was going to show people around. After studying, I got a job as a museum curator and loved writing pam...
by PeterTaylor
October 9th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your favorite writing spot?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: What's your favorite writing spot?

The French-doors beside my computer give me a view of our frog pond and beyond to a park. Love it - especially seeing the water and birds that visit. I also need 'treasures' on my desks, just as Dickens had to have particular items for his eyes to linger upon while he took brief rests from putting q...
by PeterTaylor
October 9th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Member - Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 250

New Member - Greetings from Brisbane, Australia

Unlike some authors named Peter Taylor, I’m still alive and have never won the Pulitzer Prize or written business books. I was born and raised in England, trained in ecology, taught science and art there for 10 years, have an interest in history, and was a museum curator for a while. My next project...