Writing Myths Busted and Common Mistakes to Avoid!

If you’re new to the world of writing, first off – welcome! You’ve just dipped your toe into a wonderful and supportive community. Much of the time everyone stumbles over each other with offerings of help and advice, and that’s awesome! But some of the time, even though things are said with the kindest heart,…

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Dear #Pitchwars Entrants

Dear Pitchwars Entrants, It’s the day after the night before, and for many of you, you’re waking up with your hopes dashed, and feeling like you don’t want to write anymore. You don’t want to query anymore. You don’t want to do anything anymore. Stop. It’s a crappy, crappy thing to feel the sting of…

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You Are a Legend

It happens to all of us. Honestly, if it hasn’t happened to you, the fine person reading this, then either you’re not a writer or you have a secret which I shall now stalk you until you tell me. You know that place you find yourself where you suddenly have too much to do? Where…

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A Super Excited Announcement

I am buzzing. Seriously on another planet right now. Remember my post about Fractured Immortal being long listed for a SpaSpa award from the lovely people over on the Book Hippo Crew? I’ve just, in the past five minutes, learned that – IT’S BEEN SHORT LISTED!!! I’m hyperventilating. My hands are shaking. Make room, cloud…

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From Genre to Genre

The Bearwood Series has been one heck of a journey. As I type this now, book 2 is almost ready to be sent to my heavenly critique partners. I still have the third installment to work on—the final installment and then I’ll be moving on to a new project. I really can’t say how I’ll…

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Phalngewilly Grandypants: What’s in a name?

When I’m considering a new New Adult Contemporary Romance book to add to my collection, the first thing I do is read the blurb. My preference is dual POV, so I look out for that. I want a believable conflict, so I look out for that too. Sometimes, I fancy a gritty read, so I…

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A Creative Week

As the working week draws to a close, I feel a lot has been accomplished this week. I rarely think about things like this, but a post I read on another blog got me thinking! My husband survived his first week of work and he loved it. He’s doing a bricklaying apprenticeship. He already had…

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The Writing Wagon

There are many problems that seem insistent to stand in our way as writers, no more so than not being able to find the words. A brief pause while we search the back catalog of our brains to find that word- that word, you know – the one you know the meaning to, but can’t…

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#Nestpitch and the Insecurity Beastie

For the past twelve days I’ve been deep in the nestpitch slush and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’ve had the privilege of reading so many amazing words and there are some that my sweaty little palms are craving. I want so many full manuscripts! The extra pages that our team requested weren’t nearly enough to…

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From Submission to Slush #nestpitch2015

There are quite a few of us most probably using matchsticks to keep our eyes open. None more so than Nestpitch organizer Nik who has been neglecting sleep and food to vet entries prior to sending them on to the teams. I’ve been though the slush pile twice – actually I’ve been through it many…

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