Three Reasons You Need a Writing Community

Writing is hard. The craft is hard, the business is hard, the industry is hard. Regardless of where you are in your career, you’ve experienced some of this hardship. Because it isn’t going to get any easier – sorry! – the best way to get through it is to become part of a writing community. Read More

Why You Should be Writing with Intention

It’s almost been two years since I got my contract with Harlequin Romance. And in those two years, I’ve learnt a lot. (Most of which I share with you, by the way!) But perhaps the most important thing I’ve learnt is that I should be writing with intention. Here’s why I say so. My first Read More

Two Reasons You Should Believe in Your Writing

Remember the excitement you had when you read the first story you wrote? Remember how you thought your plot was riveting, your characters real and your voice amazing? No? Me neither. Because for as long as I can remember, I’ve wished to create plots and characters like the ones other authors created. And too many Read More

My Top Two Tips to Get Through Revisions

After months of getting rejections for my novella, this past week, I got a revise and resubmit. I was just about to begin revisions on my seventh book, and this – though good news – meant that I’d have to revise my novella as well. I was feeling overwhelmed. Anxious. Because no matter how many Read More

Two Ways to Get Over Writing a Terrible Book

So, you’ve spent a significant portion of your life writing a book. You’ve edited it. Proofread it. You’ve built up the courage to send it to publishers. And then you waited. Months went by, and as they did, the rejections piled up. You set the project – and the hope you had for it – Read More