Books

  • Books: All about figuring it out

    What can we do in a time like this? Corona virus has us sitting inside, doing our part to avoid spreading this nasty beast far and wide. It certainly wasn’t part of the 2020 plan we made when we were thinking about fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding it absolutely heartbreaking and heavy […]

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  • Is there a Tinder for publishing?

    Have you ever considered that finding a publisher is just like dating? Oh, it is so similar, and the rejections feel just as sharp! Well, folks I’m back at it in more ways than one! This is my first blog post back for the year (excuse my tardy start, the holidays and the back to […]

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  • Writing review and goal setting for 2020

    It’s that time of year! I know, I know… we still have another month+ to go but I am a serial planner! It’s time for me to look back at 2019 and see what 2020 has the potential to be. I’d love for you to join me and have created a very basic PDF with […]

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  • National Conference: Let’s talk genres

      It’s been a cracker of a second day at Fiona McIntosh’s National Conference! Of course, story telling has been a large focus but we’ve also been lucky enough to get a rare insight into the ‘back’ end of publishing from sales strategy to promotion tactics. Let’s roll, readers, and learn along with me! *Catch […]

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  • 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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