5 must-haves for your romance novel

Publishers will often say there is no format when it comes to writing in this genre, which is often criticised for being formulaic. Is that the truth?

And…relax.

What if she thinks the newest section is a load of pap? What if she thinks I should re-write the whole thing? What if she laughs so hard at my efforts that it causes an earthquake and I fall and break my other wrist?

FOMO or JOMO? – An unexpected writing retreat

We were looking forward to few days skiing in Geilo, Norway, in between Christmas and New Year, but unfortunately, as I arrived with a broken wrist due to taking a tumble two days before Christmas, there was no skiing for me. So, while my husband and son were out perfecting their ‘carving’ (oh, how that…

Very exciting announcement

‘m truly delighted to announce that I’ll be writing three novels for fiction publisher, Choc Lit.

Getting the media interested in your book

Ever seen an article in a local (or even national) magazine, newspaper or online about an author you’ve never before heard of who has a new book out, or tuned into the radio and heard an interview with the same? Ever wondered how they managed it? Here’s how…

How to read – actively

Of course, if you’re not trying to be a writer, the best way to read is probably, well, just to read, without being consciously aware of tenses, point of view, etc. However, if you are looking for trends, tendencies in genre, and the like, then active reading is definitely worth a go.

Are book clubs too snobby?

When I tell them it’s a romance or an erotic romance, every single one so far has said something along the lines of “Oh, I don’t think that would be suitable for the book club.” This is often followed by “Of course, I’d love for us to read something like that, but the other members would probably throw me!”