The writing life

  • 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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