Category Archives: Writing

Does Rejection Never Stop?

Was sitting in one of my writing classes recently, a class being led by a real-life, accomplished novel-writer. She has an agent, a publisher with a promotion budget for her work and she got an advance for her published book, … Continue reading

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When To Run From Your Writers’ Group

I was sitting in an absolutely fantastic novel-writing seminar yesterday. The kind of seminar that you leave with goosebumps, all fired up, ready to write the novel that you haven’t dared to in all the weeks and months before that. … Continue reading

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How To Love A Writer

After the little issue with the summer fling I wrote about here, I got to thinking about the pros and cons of dating a writer. And then I got to thinking about the perfect partner for a writer. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Rituals

While I was writing the first draft of ‘Getting Some’ I had this ritual I needed to follow in order to feel like I was ‘in the zone’: I turned to the very last page of my red Post Office notebook … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Rejection

Another morning. Blurry-eyed and patiently awaiting the buzz I get from coffee delivered intravenously (don’t try that at home!) I powered up the PC and shuffled towards my email inbox. There was much of the usual: notifications from Twitter, a daily report … Continue reading

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Kiki Terrell – Smut-Writer?

So ….. as part of my perpetual search for reviewers willing to have a read of ‘Getting Some’ and write about it, I tried to upload the book to Story Cartel. The Story Cartel concept is novel and appealing: upload your book, agree … Continue reading

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Would You Give Up the Day Job?

If success happens in direct measure to faith, how many of us would ‘make it’? I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately. Have you read the stories about the authors who had Eureka moments, ditched the day job, … Continue reading

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