Write a million words.
How do we know when our writing has reached publication standard? It’s a question that many writers ask themselves early on in their careers. Whether you take the traditional path or the Indie road, the question is equally valid. As aspiring authors, we can be so invested in our writing, we are blind to major…Continue Reading
The Write Support – Authors, D.D. Line and Kristine Charles talk about their passion for supporting writers.
Writing can be a very lonely profession. At our desks, often into the wee small hours, we pen stories that we hope will touch people’s hearts. But without support, it’s all too easy to lose our writing mojo and pile our half-written manuscripts into a corner, never to see the light of day again. It…Continue Reading
Spellbound! Fall in love with spooky romance this Halloween.
To be honest, as a kid I was never a fan of Halloween. Maybe because I had a colossally over-active imagination. I saw ghouls and ghosts lurking in every dark corner of my bedroom. I was positively OCD about closing cracks in the curtains so no warty-chinned witch could peer in, and locked my…Continue Reading
INSPIRED BY THE OUTBACK – Rural Romance has it all.
During July and August, I had the good fortune to travel around the West Australian outback, taking photos, and hanging out with hubby in our tiny camper. (if you follow me on social media you may have seen my pics on Instagram and Facebook). I can tell you, some places we found were so remote…Continue Reading
The Resilient Writer – How to bounce back from adversity to realise your writing dreams
Lately, some of my writing tribe have shared they’ve been struggling to find their creative mojo. And with good reason. A threat we have never faced before, COVID–19 has torn apart the structures of our lives and brought about new realities. The challenges of job insecurity and isolation from community, of family thrown into enforced…Continue Reading
Is Self-Publishing for You?
Are you considering self-publishing your novel? Not sure where to start; daunted by the amount of technological know-how, marketing, and networking you will have to do? All on top of producing a polished and perfectly edited novel… and then another… Over the past year, I have been tossing up between self-publishing and going for a…Continue Reading
When The Bodice Rips – The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Seriously Sexy Romance.
I’ll let you in on a secret—the first sexy romance I wrote, I sat at my computer and blushed wildly for all 5,000 words! It felt voyeuristic. Like I was in bed with my characters, observing their most intimate moments. This year will be my third as a contributor to the Romance Writers of Australia,…Continue Reading
The Mindful Writer – How ten minutes a day can boost creativity (and so much more…)
We are living in turbulent times. Uncertainty and fear can make us feel rudderless. Being removed from our social networks, our habits of work and play, from close friends and family is a new norm that none of us want but for the greater good in a Covid world, we will adhere to. As writers,…Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day Flash Fiction
Bound To You As the bartender hands me a whisky on the rocks his eyes slide past me. The light in them changes, indifference shading into desire. I turn and follow the direction of his gaze. She moves with grace along the hunched shoulders of men who line the bar, their bodies shifting as she…Continue Reading
Evie’s Easter Gift
“Go on, put it on. I dare you.” Evie gave her best friend, Clare a rueful smile and shoved the silver ring back on the dressing table. “No way, that would look so try hard.” Clare’s eyes sparkled with mischief. “Why did you bring it then?” Evie chewed at her lower lip and said nothing….Continue Reading