2020: The Year Ahead

Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020. The start of a new year, and, a new decade. I don’t know about you, and I’m probably showing my age here, but somewhere in my head, I still feel like it’s 1989! So, what’s in store for 2020? My word for 2020 After not being able to settle on … Read more

Three (plus 3) top tips for writers

three tips for writers

Recently, I had the honor of being interviewed on one of my very favourite writing podcasts – So You Want To Be a Writer. I’ve been listening to the podcast since it began way back in 2014, and always dreamed of being interviewed by Al or Val. Well, now I can say that dream, has … Read more

My 10 Most Popular Posts 2019

most popular posts 2019

It’s that time of year where I look back on the blog to see what posts have resonated most with readers. In all the years I’ve been blogging, 2019 produced the least amount of posts. Possibly due to the fact that I was um… busy… publishing my debut novel!! But nonetheless, I still found some … Read more

9 Gifts for Writers & Readers

gifts for writers

I love Christmas. The fun putting up the decorations, being with family and friends, relaxing on hot summer days, driving around looking at Christmas lights and of course the wonderful sleep-inducing food coma that ensues on Christmas day. But I must admit I am a little over the excessiveness that is gift-giving. Not only does … Read more

3 reasons you should read your book reviews

To read your book reviews, or not to read your book reviews, it’s a contentious issue and one that is highly debated on both sides of the argument. Those against, advise that nothing good can come of reading what someone thought of your book – especially the negative comments! Writing is an art, and once … Read more

3 things to know before attempting NaNoWriMo

Here we are again! It’s almost November, which for many writers and authors around the world means preparation time for National Novel Writing Month or it’s more affectionately known acronym; NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write … Read more