Getting published in 2020

getting published 2020

There are many positives to being a writer in 2020, one of them being the opportunities open to authors to get their books out there in the hands of readers. An aspiring writer living in 1990 had one option for getting published: submit to an agent and hope that they could secure a publishing contract … 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

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

No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

no two books are the same

As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the … Read more

An indie publishing journey: Chapter 3

. This is the third chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here¬† When you approach something new, there’s always a steep learning curve. Whether it’s a new job, parenthood, or your first overseas travel adventure, and indie publishing is no different. In fact, I … Read more

My Top 10 Posts of 2018

I’ve been blogging for just on ten years. Starting out as a business blog, then a general ‘discover who I am’ blog, and for the last two or so years, a writing blog. When I first began blogging the landscape was less crowded and very supportive. Comments were everything. Nowadays, things have changed. The internet … 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