Hmm, what does a writer do now?

If I remind myself why I read and why a lot of other people read – it’s to get away from all of that – escape, relax and enjoy, even if it’s just for the length of time we’re immersed in those beautiful pages.

First book birthday!

I’m celebrating their second anniversary with the launch of this trailer. Even two years on, they’re still getting up to all sorts!

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?

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.

How to market your book – and actually sell some

These days, small publishers will want to see that you have an active profile online before they’ll consider publishing you. Smaller publishers do not have the budgets of the bigger boys, and therefore rely on the authors to promote their own works and make sales.