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Fracture Alert! Society coming apart at the seams?

We did not need pandemic to remind us of the fractures in society. But it has not made things any better! Wherever you look there are profound questions: How to handle the double-edged sword of social media? Can we separate cultural identity from nationalism? Will gender wars ever end? How to cope with trauma?   And perhaps most obvious of all: Why has politics become so polarised - can’t we agree to disagree anymore?

 

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Exotic? Exshmotic?

Author: Bill East

I’m an Australian citizen, I live in Australia, my family lives here, I pay taxes here and I write about what I’m familiar with, geographically.

So my stories are set in Australia. They have Australian locations and they’re mainly around the Sydney area. It’s where I live.

It’s been suggested to me that in using Australian suburbs, street names and other geographical locations I’m alienating a lot of ‘international' readers, who may not be familiar with these places.

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How important is cover design?

Author: Bill East

Having spent many frustrating hours creating a story, typing it out, proofreading the text and then sweating on getting the darned thing published, I suppose anything that helps to sell the book is important and cover design certainly helps in that regard!

As book buyers...and I guess we’re all that…I’m sure we’ve been influenced by good cover design. It’s what makes us pick up a book, particularly when the author is an ‘unknown’

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