What does author success look like to you?

. As we move into 2019 – the year where I will become a published author – I’ve been pondering the question of what author success looks like. When I became¬†serious about my writing and began focusing on it more as a life choice rather than just a hobby, my perception of success was very … 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

Writing Process: Going backwards to go forwards

. The writing process and writing life always surprises me. How can something so simple – something I’ve always been good at – be so difficult? I was one of those writers who stumbled into creativity. I didn’t dream of being a writer when I was child, in fact, it wasn’t ever a consideration. I … Read more

The Writing Process: Editing vs Rewriting

. One of the things I enjoy about writing, is the continual learning curve. Every time I write, every time I undertake the editing process, I’m learning something new. Both about the actual process, and my own process. Now, I’m by no means an expert but having written three manuscripts and dredging through the editing … Read more

Improving as a writer

. As budding writers, we don’t often take the time to acknowledge that we are improving as a writer. But we should. Since submitting my first finished manuscript to publishers and playing the waiting game, I’ve been editing another manuscript I’ve had sitting in the bottom drawer (literally!) This was the first full novel I … Read more

My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It’s time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I’m now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was organic, and it feels right. And when … Read more

Story ideas: The big scary ones

. Story ideas are funny things. Some say they have an abundance of ideas. Others have ideas swirling around their head but they take a while to fully form into something that can be articulated. And then there are others for whom ideas are few and far between. I have a notebook dedicated to story … Read more