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What’s the best way to handle feedback?

[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in September 2018].   Getting feedback can be a tricky pathway for an author to navigate. We can sometimes err on the safe side to save our creative hearts, but can also be trapped in an endless feedback loop of conflicting advice as to how to improve our … Continue reading What’s the best way to handle feedback?

Can doubt play a positive role in your writing life?

[This blog post first appeared in the International Christian Fiction Writers blog, June 2018] If you’re a writer, you’ll have doubt. We all do. It comes with the territory. What amazes me is that even the most successful writers go through it. I was listening to the most recent NovelMarketing podcast and Jim Rubart made … Continue reading Can doubt play a positive role in your writing life?

Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

So by now you know that The Baggage Handler will be published in March 2019, courtesy of the wonderful people at HarperCollins Christian.  I'm neck-deep in line edits at the moment, and revisiting some of the work that I haven't looked at in great detail for some months. I thought I'd share some with you … Continue reading Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog in May 20180. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” A great quote by Douglas Adams. Not useful, but entertaining, and uncannily reminiscent of the writing journey. Which you expect from Adams ... being a writer. … Continue reading The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …