31_Six Books that Made Me Proud to Write Romance

Six Books That Make Me Proud To Write Romance

By now you know that I love romance. It’s what I write and what I love to read. This year, I’ve been making more of an effort to read. (The Goodreads Reading Challenge tends to do that to you.) It’s meant that I’ve expanded my usual preference for Nora Roberts to include new authors like Read More

30_Why The Mindy Project Made Me Love Romance Novels More

Why The Mindy Project Made Me Love Romance Novels More

  The Mindy Project is one of the only television shows that characterises itself as a romantic comedy. Since I consider myself to be somewhat of a romance connoisseur, I can confirm that it is. In fact, besides Jane the Virgin, it might be the only show on television at the moment that actually resembles Read More

29_Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Last week, I wrote about why setting writing goals works. After you read that, you may have thought ‘well, Therese, that’s easier said than done’. If you did, I’ve got you covered in today’s post! I’m sharing three simple ways to stick to your writing goals. These tips have helped me to stick to my own Read More

28_Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Many writers don’t write full time. They have day jobs which require a lot from them, and by the time they get the opportunity to write, they’re exhausted. But I know many of them would love to be full-time writers. And for that to happen, exhaustion can’t get in the way of writing. The good news is Read More

27_The Perfectionist's Guide to the First Draft (1)

The Perfectionist’s Guide to the First Draft

We all know that perfection is an illusion. But this doesn’t change the fact that, for a lot of people, expecting perfection is the norm. As writers (though in general, too), this can be dangerous. And paralysing. Because we think that whatever we write needs to be perfect almost as soon as we write it. Read More