Featuring 2013 Pitcharama Contestant Ann Noser

This writer charts her creative journey honestly – and after much persistence, is being published!

Aussie Writers

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO PUBLICATION

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Becoming a mother changed me. I transformed from a perfectly rational human being to a hormonal, overprotective, and scary creature. These overpowering feelings caused me to reflect on the strength of the mother-child bond. And even though I hadn’t written much since high school and college, I began to pen a fairy tale. I’m not sure I recommend taking up such a time-consuming hobby at the exact moment children take over your life, but that was my starting point.

When my masterpiece was finished, I hired an editor, who suggested I join a writing group. She said I needed alpha and beta readers to look my story over, line by line.

I asked:  “What the heck are alpha and beta readers? And how do I join a writing group?”

That’s right. I’d been writing in a vacuum. I’m sure all the more experienced…

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