I would like to thank all FWG members for the support and encouragement that has helped me to achieve some recent exciting success with my writing.
I wrote my first children’s book, Melanie’s Easter Gift (http://www.melanieseastergift.com/), just before joining FWG. I have been struggling with marketing, mostly because of a lack of confidence to drive marketing endeavours.
As well as providing a wonderfully enjoyable morning once a month, FWG has been a source of valuable encouragement a great confidence boost. The members are amazingly supportive, and great company. The exercises are fun, and the critiques help me to hone my writing skills and appreciate reader reactions to my work.
Recently, I officially launched my book and signed two distribution deals (resulting in sales of over 150 copies with promises of lots more to follow). One purchaser bought the book for her ten-year-old son, and he asked his teacher to help him write a book review. A remarkably dedicated teacher went to his home after school to help him, and phoned me after reading the book telling me she loved it and asking if I could send him another copy if she took his away with her, as she wanted to write a review of it and also to promote it to the Director General of Catholic Education. She made the comment that she wanted to see it in every Catholic School Library in Australia, and intended to try to help me make that happen.
To say that I was floating on the clouds for days after that phone call would be an understatement. And it was lovely to be able to share my news with friends in FWG knowing that they would be genuinely delighted for me.
All author proceeds from this book are being donated to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Foundation, so it is great to see the number of sales rising. With support and encouragement from FWG, I hope to write several more books in various different genres. And I’m looking forward to two meetings each month next year, working with friends at FWG to complete my novel, and helping other members achieve their writing ambitions.
Give a young child in your life a very special gift this Easter - a gift that saves lives. Melanie's Easter Gift is a beautiful and unique picture book and a delightful educational story for children aged 4 to 8. Just $19.95 per copy. All author profits go to the Leukeamia Foundation of Queensland (Australian sales) or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation (overseas sales). Go to http://www.melanieseastergift.com/, or call 07 3342 4047 to order.
Please help save lives by forwarding this message to friends and colleagues. Thank you for your support...Lorraine
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- Fairfield, Queensland, Australia
- Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.
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