Books

  • Q&A: Fiona McIntosh is a publishing powerhouse!

    5 WEEKS TO GO! This post is #6 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 as I share some writing tips and experiences I’ve gained while writing my manuscript and preparing for this wonderful opportunity. This […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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