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

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