A Day in the Life of a Writer: Kate Murdoch

. Kate Murdoch is an Australian author of historical fiction, whose debut novel, Stone Circle  (historical fantasy) was published in December 2017 and which was also shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards 2018 for pre-1750’s historical fiction. Her short-form fiction has been published in various literary journals in Australia, the UK, US, and Canada. Before her leap into … Read more

Another draft down: What I learned

. It did it. This morning I typed The End on the second draft of my latest manuscript. There’s nothing like typing those two words. Their three letters hold so much more than weight than appears. The sense of achievement and accomplishment. The satisfaction and relief. The knowing that another step in the process is … Read more

One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Joanne Tracey

. I’m thrilled to have Joanne Tracey as a guest on A Day in the Life of a Writer this month. Jo is an Australian indie author of chick-lit and contemporary women’s fiction and has been a huge inspiration and mentor to me along my writing journey. Jo is a fantastic story-teller with her books … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 2: Are you cut out for indie publishing?

  This is the second chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here    As my research into indie publishing continues, I realise how much I have learned. From starting out as a sceptic, a snob even, thinking that self-publishing was a lesser form of … Read more

5 things writers can learn from great TV drama

.. We’re in a day and age where we have an abundance of television to watch. From commercial stations to Netflix, gone are the days of just watching ‘whatever is on’. But, what comes with an abundance of choice is the fact that we will no longer settle for a good TV show; it has … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Michelle Barraclough

Welcome to the third installment of the 2018 series of ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’. It’s been a great start to the series so make sure you check back and take a read of a day in the life of Sarah Bailey, and a day in the life of Michael Trant, both of which … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 1: The Beginning

. This is the first chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey.  …….. And so begins my indie publishing journey. Indie publishing or self-publishing is something that’s piqued my interest for a while now. In the beginning, it brought mixed feelings. On the one hand, I loved the idea of taking the … Read more