[This blog post appeared in the LearnHowToWriteANovel blog in August 2019]. I’ve been asked by a few people recently about what you need to master as a writer. They’ve asked … Continue reading Mastery of time, not mastery of words
[This blog post appeared in LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in July 2019] My debut novel came out in March. My firstborn. And, like most parents, I looked around to those with previous experience … Continue reading Asking for help from the giants in whose footsteps you tread
Even though we might set out as writers to work on our book as a project, it might pay for us to think about it more as a pregnancy. Many … Continue reading Why my book is more a project than a pregnancy
This blog post appeared in Suite T – the Southern Writers Magazine blog (http://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/) in May 2019. When I sat down to write the manuscript that became my debut novel, … Continue reading What I learned from writing a story that packs a punch
[This post first appeared on the LearnHowToWriteANovel.com web site] As writers, so much of our time can be focused on what we write. We identify with genres as a way … Continue reading What’s in your writing DNA?
BOOK VOUCHER COMPETITION!! I’ve got a problem – my book, The Baggage Handler, is on the shelves around the world, but I’m based here in Australia and I can’t see … Continue reading Go into the draw to one 1 of 2 $25 bookstore vouchers…
My debut novel launched yesterday. Among the tears, excitement, nerves and sense of satisfaction was a lesson that I’ve learned over the nine months it’s taken The Baggage Handler to … Continue reading How you handle feedback as a novelist?
So I did this author interview over at the Australasian Christian Writers blog. If you’d like to know why I’d love to have dinner with Sir Paul McCartney or why … Continue reading Author Interview – Australasian Christian Writers
What do you do with a story you love, but industry doesn’t? [This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in February 2019]. My first manuscript was nominated for a number … Continue reading Walking away from your baby
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in January 2019]. There was one vaudeville act that always fascinated me. It wasn’t the clowns, the guy juggling the swords or the … Continue reading The Writer and the Platespinner
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in December 2018] The writing process can be easy to romanticize and even easier to describe. Find a laptop, and straighten it in … Continue reading The benefits of writing out loud
I’ve heard since I started on this fiction writing journey that writers aren’t successful. The money is low, the sales aren’t less than you think, the fame is fleeting, if … Continue reading My view of success changed with one email