• This is me. The author.

    8 WEEKS TO GO!This post is part of a 10 part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts about how I’m preparing my manuscript and myself ‘mentally’ for this wonderful opportunity. If you’ve had a snoop across my website […]

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  • Plotting, pantsing or something in between?

    9 WEEKS TO GO! This post is part of a 10 part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts about how I’m preparing my manuscript and myself ‘mentally’ for this wonderful opportunity.  As I continue on the countdown to […]

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  • Speed pitching: Top tips you should read now

    10 WEEKS TO GO! This post is the first in a 10 part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts about how I’m preparing my manuscript and myself ‘mentally’ for this wonderful opportunity.  Have you ever been to a […]

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  • I finished my book!

    I am happy dancing around the place at the moment because I finished writing my book. Believe me, I know there is more work to come, but I’m taking a moment to celebrate completing this manuscript. This is a big deal to me. I’ve achieved something that I dreamed of doing but didn’t think I […]

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  • The hardest part of writing a novel

    Most people, especially writers, have probably seen the Ernest Hemingway quote, ‘There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.’ We might be on ultrafast, portable devices now, but the sentiment is the same — writing can be hard! There are many challenges from finding the right storyline, […]

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  • Books about writing

    One of my favourite quotes about the skill of writing comes from author extraordinaire, Stephen King. He says ‘If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.’ Reading your favourite genre and branching out to others can give you ideas about style, […]

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  • Do writers need super senses?

    If you ask someone to describe their favourite holiday destination they’ll likely tell you about the weather, general scenery, fun activities to do there, their favourite things to eat, etc. When you’re a writer describing a scene though, you need to crank up your senses to a superhero level and really absorb and detail the […]

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  • Writers supporting writers

    Every writer needs a tribe.

    Like so many things in life, when you have a support crew, you just do better! Writing is a very isolating task. There can be many days spent in your own thoughts or with your head down at your computer. The research phase before writing requires your focus and then post-writing, the editing phase requires […]

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  • Dealing with writer's block

    Writer’s Block: Kick it in the pants!

    Join any writer’s group and I promise there will be a discussion about what to do if you come up against writer’s block. The thought of getting writer’s block is almost as terrifying as the actual moment itself – unless you don’t believe in it. Yes, that’s right, there are authors out there that don’t […]

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  • New Plan. New Goals.

    It’s been a while – two kids, travel and a new house has kept me busy and my work schedule to a minimum. Today, though, marks the start of a fresh chapter in my career. I’m still going to be freelance writing, but I have new goals. I want to write more lifestyle articles – get […]

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