9_Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

I shared this post about enjoying the process of writing a first novel on my first blog (which you probably haven’t heard about 😉 ) Part of the reason I’m sharing it here today is because I hope it’ll reach someone who needs to see it. I’ve met too many aspiring authors who worry about getting Read More

7_Three Things My First Writer's Retreat Taught Me

Three Things My First Writer’s Retreat Taught Me

This past weekend, I went to my first writer’s retreat. It was with the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (also known as ROSA) in a beautiful lodge up in the mountains. I was invited by a fellow author who had seen that I’d published my first book with Harlequin, and I said yes though Read More

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Trying Not to Panic When You’re About to be Published

This week my blog features a guest post by Harlequin Historical debut author (and my friend) Jenni Fletcher! In this post, Jenni talks about the about-to-be-published panic all authors (especially new ones) face! Recently, I’ve been feeling kind of scared. Not a “terrified-for-my-life” kind of scared, but a low-level, “who-do-I-think-I-am” kind of fear. Probably because my first Read More

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Five Things Every New Author Should Know About Reviews

One of the thing most daunting (and possibly unexpected) things you’ll face as a new writer is reviews. They are terrifying. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re like sending your baby out into the world and asking people to tell you whether or not they like her/him. And then asking them whether that evaluation has anything Read More