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

Celebrating the small wins

. I learned a valuable lesson today. Two actually. Stepping out of your comfort zone is scary, but worth it. You have to celebrate the small wins.   I pitched one of my novels during Red Dirt Writers Week through the ASA, and it was one of the most thrilling, exiting, nerve wracking, things I’ve … Read more

3 ways to increase your writing output

. I’m an impatient person. There. I said it. But, being impatient, and being a writer has its moments. The writing and publishing game aren’t the best career paths for an impatient person. Not only does writing a book take time, but if heading down the traditional publishing route, you’d better be prepared for time … Read more

Q&A with Author Louise Allan

  Today I welcome to the blog, Author Louise Allan. Louise’s highly anticipated debut novel, The Sisters’ Song, was released earlier this month, to outstanding reviews (including my own!) I have been following Louise’s journey to publication for a while now, and she also graciously joined me here on the blog last year as part … 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