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Setting Goals and Kicking Butt – the ancient Japanese art of Segokibu.

Like every other worthwhile endeavour, writing a book takes effort. Writing a whole bunch of books takes a whole bunch of effort. Writing a shitload of books… well, you get the picture. Building a career as a bankable author is a daunting task. Ask any bankable author. Apart from the very rare overnight sensation (EL […]

Too Many Stories

What do you do when you have a thousand different stories swirling around in your head? I’m asking, because its a problem I struggle with all the time – I have a lovely novel all lined up in my head, and I’ll be writing along merrily, then another idea will swamp me. Then another. Then […]

Literary or Commercial Fiction – What’s the Difference?

Recently, I read a Facebook post from a fellow member of the Romance Writers of Australia that lamented over a speech they had heard from Paula Hawkins, author of “Girl on the Train”, where she apparently dissed chick lit. But that wasn’t what grabbed me about the discussion. It was a post that suggested that […]

Ratchet up the Suspense – Annie Seaton

Hi everyone! Today I am handing the reins over to a fellow writer and all round amazing person – Annie Seaton. Annie has written over 20 novels, is both traditionally and indie published, and brings a wealth of knowledge about the craft of writing. Today, she explains a little about creating tension and suspense, and how […]

Update: The Quiet One

It’s been a wonderfully hectic few weeks. I’ve been working to get my novel, The Quiet One, organised for publication on 31 March 2016. Squee! I’m so excited to finally have one of my works out in the public eye! I decided to self-publish my contemporary romance novel series, and pitch my historical novel to […]

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