Evangeline

My inital intention with Evageline was to write it on wattpad. However I have since overhauled the story and made some cuts. It’s in its very early stages and the first 50k words will be written for NaNoWriMo. Evangeline started out as a superhuman ridding the world of supernaturals in the present day. However this…

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A rare glance inside my WIP 7.7.7

After the craziness of PitchSlam it’s nice to focus on something else. PitchSlam was great fun, full of amazing people and you’ve just got to love the slush readers and captains for providing feedback to ALL of the entrants. Slush competitions are awesome opportunities for people looking for an agent. I have met some truly…

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Soul of You

I haven’t written a song in years, but in the early hours of this morning, the same few lines kept going round and round my head, bouncing through my mind. I ignored them and went to sleep. Have you ever thought of an epic line while you’re lying in bed, staring into the dark? I…

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Today is October – not November

My brain is mush. I would love to tell you this is temporary, but that would be a big porky pie lie. But I do think it’s selectively mushy. I can function every day, I can write, I can look after a family of four, I can cook…okay, that’s another lie, but I can follow…

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Fielding the Pitch – Class of 2014

Aside from an amazon project I was invited to take part in and an AWFUL query, I had NEVER put my MS out into the big bad world before. Partly because I was scared, partly because I treasured it so much that I would become all growly at the thought of putting it up on…

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All I Ask Of You

As some of you know, some of us have found interesting ways to distract ourselves throughout the Pitch Wars process. From posting funny videos to naming characters or book title, we have found the fun in the excruciating wait for word from the Mentors. One of the fun things we can all take part in…

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Time to reflect

As I approach the half way mark of writing book two, I thought now would be a good time to take a look back, reflect a little. Book one was not easy to write. I had imagined that I could just sit down and begin, thinking that I would write fluidly throughout. Nope. I don’t…

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The ‘My Writing Process: A Blog Tour’

Recently, a writer buddy of mine, Jake Devlin, asked me to participate in ‘My Writing Process: A Blog tour.’ Jake Devlin takes hilarity and interesting story telling to a whole new level with his series of books based on – the Real Jake Devlin. I cannot do justice in describing Jake’s work other than saying…

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Building Characters

Making your characters different can be a tricky thing. In my book I have a few recurring characters that are present through most of the story. So what makes one different from the other? Simple; their personalities. Consider yourself, yes you there, the one who is reading this right now. You and I are different…

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Do not buy that book!!

Amazon is saturated with books that claim to help you to become a writer. They claim to tell you how to write a book, what steps you need to take, how to become successful – blah, blah, blah. Do me (but mostly yourself) a favour – don’t buy them. A writer is a writer –…

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