9_Three Reasons You Need a Writing Community

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

8_ Review Perfect Match by Zoe May

Review: Perfect Match by Zoe May

I’ve made it my mission to read more debut authors this year. And since you know how important reviews are to authors – particularly to new authors – I’m going to combine my mission with my resolution to write more reviews as well. (I’m a multi-tasking kind of girl 😊 ) Today’s review is of Read More

7_Two Things to Expect from Category Romance

Two Things to Expect from Category Romance

Category romance is one of the many kinds of romance novels out there. And just like with each kind of romance, enjoying it as a reader and author requires an understanding of what it is. Category romances are shorter romance – 50 000 to 55 000 words – which are written according to certain categories or outlines. Read More

6_ Why You Should be Writing with Intention

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

5_Two Reasons You Should Believe in Your Writing

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