The writing life

  • Writing mates: Two women who get it

    4 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #7 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. One of […]

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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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  • Creating the perfect writing space – or not…

    6 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #5 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. Who […]

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  • Finding story ideas

    7 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #4 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. Have […]

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  • 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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  • 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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