2020 Intentions

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If you read my previous post, or my Goals: 2020 post, you’ll know my word for 2020 is MOMENTUM. Momentum is the perfect word to keep me moving forward in my writing and publishing, and also my personal life and the forward motion I need to achieve my professional and personal goals. But aside from … Read more

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

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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

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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

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Pamela Cook

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If you’re new to this blog series, you can catch up on all the authors by clicking here. Pamela Cook is an Australian author of rural romance and women’s fiction, co-host of the Writes4Women podcast, and Room to Read ambassador. Her latest novel, Cross My Heart, was released in September 2019. I have known Pamela … Read more

The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend

When I decided I was going to head down the indie publishing route, I was starting with limited knowledge. I’d listened to hours of podcasts from Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn, which were fantastic in helping me decide that indie publishing was for me, but I needed the practical information. The nuts and bolts of … Read more