Book Review: The Sunshine Sisters

. The Sunshine Sisters Author: Jane Green Published: 2017 Publisher: Macmillan My Rating: 4/5 It was never easy being one of Ronni Sunshine’s daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actrss. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her sixties, Ronni has been diagnosed with ALS. There is … 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

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Tess Woods

Today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing Tess Woods. Tess has fast become one of my favourite Aussie authors. Not only is she approachable, welcoming and great fun, but she writes fantastic books. Last year I read her debut novel, ‘Love at First Flight’, which I loved, and recently her latest book, ‘Beautiful Messy … Read more

What I’ve learned about editing a novel

  It’s been a while since I’ve popped in here for a chat. Actually, it’s been a while since I did anything but edit a novel. Editing/rewriting/revising/redrafting – call it what you like, the process is different for all writers. And with each redraft, the process is different. This is something I learned during draft … Read more

Pitch Your Novel Course Review

This post comes at the request of Marie McLean, a fellow aspiring writer. You see, when I tweeted that I’d just enrolled in the Australian Writers’ Centre Pitch Your Novel course, Marie tweeted saying she was looking forward to my impending blog post on the course. So, just for you Marie, (and other aspiring writers of … Read more