FINDING MY VOICE: Amanda Mackey

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FINDING MY VOICE: Amanda Mackey

I found my writing voice early on through poetry. It wasn’t until some ten years later that I would write my first novel. It would be a further 16 years until I self-published that first novel. I tried the traditional approach of sending my unsolicited manuscript to every publisher I could find with knock back after knock back. It became pretty dis-heartening to get rejected after each submission but I truly believed in what I had written so kept persisting. This time gave me a chance to keep improving my novel which I’m now grateful for.  It’s amazing how time makes you see things in a different light.  What had seemed like my best writing at the time, some months or even years later appeared to be very amateurish.

With the change in the publishing world and the creation of e-books and e-publishing it gave…

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