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Rich Pickings: Where to Find Story Ideas, with Fiona McArthur

Write every day, start that book and keep going forward. If you think it sounds like good advice then you’re in for a treat. Fiona McArthur knows what she’s talking about. With nearly forty romance and a couple of non-fiction books to her name, two million sales, translated into twelve languages, it’s not a bad effort for this quiet country author who just happens to set her books in exotic outback locations. Sit back and listen as we journey to remote outback Australia, and learn about the allure of the outback for so many Australian writers. Strong capable heroines who rely on their own strengths to save the day coupled with locations that make for drama that would test the strongest characters, male or female. Throw in babies who wait for no man or woman to make their entrance, and you have all the ingredients for great stories. The Baby Doctor, McArthur’s newest release, is already 28 on the iTunes and The Homestead Girls, released in 2015, is still featuring prominently on the charts. All this for a writer who took ten years to sell her first novel. It’s an episode worth savouring. You can find out more about McArthur and her books at

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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