Category Archives: If I Should Lose You

What happens when people don’t like the main character in your book?

Have you ever read a book that you liked, but you just didn’t love? You’re not sure why, and then it strikes you: you don’t care enough about what happens to the main character. If they fell off a tall building

What happens when people don’t like the main character in your book?

Have you ever read a book that you liked, but you just didn’t love? You’re not sure why, and then it strikes you: you don’t care enough about what happens to the main character. If they fell off a tall building

The Power of Writing Prompts + Free Writing Prompt Giveaway!

People are often surprised when I tell them I still use writing exercises and prompts when I’m writing a book. There’s a perception that writing exercises and prompts are used by new writers and that writers who’ve written a book

The Power of Writing Prompts + Free Writing Prompt Giveaway!

People are often surprised when I tell them I still use writing exercises and prompts when I’m writing a book. There’s a perception that writing exercises and prompts are used by new writers and that writers who’ve written a book

“Pantsing” vs Plotting and Other Useful Literary Terms

The lovely Jenn J McLeod invited me to be part of a blog hop about the writing process so here is my response. Where do I start? Probably by admitting that my writing process has multiple personalities! Before we get

“Pantsing” vs Plotting and Other Useful Literary Terms

The lovely Jenn J McLeod invited me to be part of a blog hop about the writing process so here is my response. Where do I start? Probably by admitting that my writing process has multiple personalities! Before we get

Win a Pack of 12 Books!

We all love a good book giveaway, so here’s a GREAT book giveaway. I’m banding together with my Writers Ask Writers group to give away 12 books. The pack of books includes the latest novels by Dawn Barker, Annabel Smith,

Win a Pack of 12 Books!

We all love a good book giveaway, so here’s a GREAT book giveaway. I’m banding together with my Writers Ask Writers group to give away 12 books. The pack of books includes the latest novels by Dawn Barker, Annabel Smith,

On Contemplating My Future As a Writer As I Prepare to Pitch My Next Book

Just as I was working madly to finish the edit on my next book, two things happened that made me take a long hard look at what I do and why I do it. The first of these was a

On Contemplating My Future As a Writer As I Prepare to Pitch My Next Book

Just as I was working madly to finish the edit on my next book, two things happened that made me take a long hard look at what I do and why I do it. The first of these was a

There have always been mothers … but motherhood was invented

If you were at my book launch on September 13, then you would have heard the story of my former weekly habit of buying 10 packets of maternity-sized sanitary pads for my daughter, to contain the nappy area, when she

There have always been mothers … but motherhood was invented

If you were at my book launch on September 13, then you would have heard the story of my former weekly habit of buying 10 packets of maternity-sized sanitary pads for my daughter, to contain the nappy area, when she

One draft is never enough

As promised, here’s Part 2 of my video blog that I began last week. In this one, I talk about how much there is to do after the first draft is finished and how a draft manuscript finally becomes a

One draft is never enough

As promised, here’s Part 2 of my video blog that I began last week. In this one, I talk about how much there is to do after the first draft is finished and how a draft manuscript finally becomes a

From idea to book – a video of how it worked for me

I thought I’d try something a bit different today – my first video post. Enjoy!

From idea to book – a video of how it worked for me

I thought I’d try something a bit different today – my first video post. Enjoy!

I hate everything I’ve written

This is, by now, a common enough feeling. When I get to a certain point in a book that I’m writing, I feel that everything – every word, every paragraph, every sentence – is complete rubbish. I wish that my

I hate everything I’ve written

This is, by now, a common enough feeling. When I get to a certain point in a book that I’m writing, I feel that everything – every word, every paragraph, every sentence – is complete rubbish. I wish that my

Countdown to a book launch

It’s May! How did that come around so fast? That means there’s only 3 months to go till the launch of If I Should Lose You. So what does an author have to do in the three months leading up

Countdown to a book launch

It’s May! How did that come around so fast? That means there’s only 3 months to go till the launch of If I Should Lose You. So what does an author have to do in the three months leading up