The S word

The book I am writing is for young adults. For a while I struggled with the decision on whether or not to include sex in it. The boom of books such as 50 Shades and the Crossfire novels has meant that more and more people are enjoying books with a high volume of sexual content…

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Finding a balance

In the blur of busy life finding time to write can be difficult. How do you juggle work, children, chores, hobbies, socializing and writing? How can you possibly find a balance when there‚Äôs just so much that needs doing? I write at night. On the rarest occasion I may get a few words down in…

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The tiniest detail

Today was not a fun day for writing. I was trying to research a certain thing for my book and I learned a lot- I really did, but not on what I wanted. I’ve sifted through two centuries of history trying to find the tiniest detail – really, the tiniest detail. It amazes me how…

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A little confession…

Time to fess up. I wrote yesterday how I should just leave my finished book alone, no more messing with it, put it away and continue with the second. Well… I didn’t. I messed with it. Let me tell you why. I had some feedback from someone that inspired me to make changes that I…

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The End – or is it?

Have you finished writing a book yet? I finished writing my first full length novel aimed at young adults on the 21st of June. It was an odd feeling to say the least. I had been writing it since November/December. For six months my characters had been my life. Night after night I carved them…

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