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

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

Three Reasons I’m Passionate About Supporting Debut Authors

The year was 2017. Debut author Therese Beharrie releases her first book into the wild… Of course I’m joking with this. I’m not going to be referring to myself in the third person in this post. It was only meant to show you how incredibly dramatic I can be. Because it does not feel like Read More

Four Easy Steps to Help Plan Your Writing Career

It’s overwhelming to think career once you’ve realised you want to be a writer. This might be because you already have a full-time job and writing doesn’t seem like much more than a dream. Or because you’ve written books before and none of the publishers you’ve submitted to have contacted you. Whatever it is that Read More

Rejection Does Not Define Your Writing

Each year, I set writing goals for myself. This year, one of those goals was to write something outside of my work for Harlequin. I saw it as an opportunity for growth and a practice of discipline. It was both easier and harder than I’d expected, and required balance. But I did it, and ended Read More