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Oh how I wish this had been around when I was starting out. Tania McCartney is the real deal — she knows her stuff inside out. And what’s more, she shares her knowledge with grace, wit and unwavering enthusiasm. The Fantastical Flying Creator is a gift. Grab it! I cannot recommend it more highly. - author Jen Storer

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...I started your e-workshop yesterday and am powering through to page 93. I've taken action, contacted important people, refined my daily schedule, have made more commitments to myself. And am even trialling standing up at my computer!!! I've made a list of literary awards, grants, festivals and have uncovered a limiting self-belief towards my writing - so ready to blast that out pronto!! Watch this space because my 10 year dedication is hitting a whole new level of passion and FOCUS! Thanks for creating this! LOVE... - Lee-Anne Peters, Temple of Balance

WINNER! ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2014

One thing I love to do is extend a helping hand to new writers, self-publishers and other industry folk--whether it be via a book review or even some advice on all I've learned in over 25 years of professional writing, editing and publishing.

As I'm planning on going underground for much of 2014 (to write, not mine for gold--although I'm hoping that will be the metaphoric outcome), I wanted to offer a catch-all place where people can find some answers.

My Ask Tania column is for people to ask any kind of question on writing, editing, publishing, book marketing, blog tours or any other literary topic. And if I can't answer the question, I'm sure I can point you in the direction of someone who can!

To ask a question, all you have to do is email me right here, with Ask Tania in the subject line. I'll publish all responses on my blog, unless you request otherwise. All published entries will remain anonymous - I'll either use your first name only, or a made-up name, if you'd prefer.

Please ask a pointed question rather than something virtually unanswerable, eg: how do I get published?

I'm looking forward to your questions!

Most people know me as an author, a writer, a word-lover. But I have a deep dark secret--I also love to draw. I actually harbour a secret dream of one day {perhaps!} being able to illustrate my own book. And so, I have set myself this challenge for 2014. Won't you join me? Read more ...

See some of my illustrations right here.