Category Archives: What is Left Over After

“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

2 More Reviews for the Australian Women Writers Challenge

Today I’m reviewing a couple of first books. As I’ve said before, I like authors’ first books. I like their flaws, I like that you can often see in them the author who will emerge in the next book and

2 More Reviews for the Australian Women Writers Challenge

Today I’m reviewing a couple of first books. As I’ve said before, I like authors’ first books. I like their flaws, I like that you can often see in them the author who will emerge in the next book and

The book tour

It sounds so glamourous, doesn’t it? A book tour to far-flung and exotic places, where hordes of eager readers come to listen to me speak and then queue for hours waiting for me to sign their books. Well, I had

The book tour

It sounds so glamourous, doesn’t it? A book tour to far-flung and exotic places, where hordes of eager readers come to listen to me speak and then queue for hours waiting for me to sign their books. Well, I had

Agent

On getting an agent

Four words I have long wanted to say: I have an agent. And now I do. Not just any agent. But the same agent who represents Tim Winton. If only having the same agent meant I would sell as many

Agent

On getting an agent

Four words I have long wanted to say: I have an agent. And now I do. Not just any agent. But the same agent who represents Tim Winton. If only having the same agent meant I would sell as many

What do my book and a Mills & Boon have in common?

Are you literary or popular? This seems to be a question that bookshops especially want answered. Because of course you can’t be both – to be literary you must revel in being the child at the front of the class

What do my book and a Mills & Boon have in common?

Are you literary or popular? This seems to be a question that bookshops especially want answered. Because of course you can’t be both – to be literary you must revel in being the child at the front of the class

How to fix a broken leg: suffocate the patient

I walked in to the play room today to find my four year old lying down on the floor underneath a mountain of dress up clothes – my two year old was busy building the mountain. This is not particularly

How to fix a broken leg: suffocate the patient

I walked in to the play room today to find my four year old lying down on the floor underneath a mountain of dress up clothes – my two year old was busy building the mountain. This is not particularly

I went out today in my tracksuit

Well I didn’t really, it was too hot – the weather that is, not my tracksuit. But would you believe that the idea of leaving the house wearing a tracksuit was, partly, an inspiration for What is Left Over, After.  It

I went out today in my tracksuit

Well I didn’t really, it was too hot – the weather that is, not my tracksuit. But would you believe that the idea of leaving the house wearing a tracksuit was, partly, an inspiration for What is Left Over, After.  It

To plan or not to plan; that is the question

I have to say there were times during the process of writing What is Left Over, After when I would have loved to have been one of those writers who have a full plot synopsis and a chapter-by-chapter plan before they

To plan or not to plan; that is the question

I have to say there were times during the process of writing What is Left Over, After when I would have loved to have been one of those writers who have a full plot synopsis and a chapter-by-chapter plan before they

Finally!

Here’s where it all began … A pile of notebooks full of ideas. As I flip through them now, I can see that some of the scraps caught in these pages are in the published version of What is Left

Finally!

Here’s where it all began … A pile of notebooks full of ideas. As I flip through them now, I can see that some of the scraps caught in these pages are in the published version of What is Left

What’s the beauty industry really like?

Those of you who’ve read it will know that part of What is Left Over, After takes place in and around the beauty industry; the main character, Gaelle, is a beauty editor for a magazine. Those of you who know

What’s the beauty industry really like?

Those of you who’ve read it will know that part of What is Left Over, After takes place in and around the beauty industry; the main character, Gaelle, is a beauty editor for a magazine. Those of you who know