Why Am I Writing A Series?

If you followed me from the very beginning, you'll know I first said "Brittany & Charli" was going to be a stand alone.  Then I made it a duology.  Then I made it a trilogy. This may have struck you as strange.  You may have thought I wanted to split it into three books to [...]

Book That Made An Impact On Me

Some books leave a mark on you. Some of them make you fall in love with the act of reading. Some make you want to be as great a writer as the author. I have books in my life that have made an impact for different reasons. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden was [...]

January Book Haul

This month's bookish purchases. "The Emotional Thesaurus" "The Poetry of Emily Dickinson" "The Poems of John Keats" "Wild Embers" by Nikita Gill "I am Mercy" by Mandi Lynn "Essence" by Mandi Lynn "Turtles All The Way Down" by John Green "Looking For Alaska" by John Green "Everything Everything" by Nicola Yoon Please check out this [...]

#LoveOzYa | Book Reviews 3 Australian Young Adult Novels

I have read 3 outstanding Australian YA novels and thought I'd share my thoughts on each. First I read "Beautiful Mess" by Claire Christian.  I've spoken about Claire in the blog post The YA Masterclass, where she closed the event.  When Claire spoke about her book, I knew immediately I needed a copy.  It killed [...]

Tips For Editing Chapters

I have been editing the first two chapters of "Brittany & Charli" Book 1, and found a handy hint to share with you. As you may know already, I draft in scrivener.  Using my revisions prep notes revisions prep notes, I decided to copy my scenes from scrivener into a Google Doc.  This way it [...]

How To Journal Everyday

Last year was the first time I took a serious crack at journaling. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but found I had trouble committing to writing everyday. This year I have new plan of attack. I bought a planner diary with one date per page. Now I will always have a date dedicated to [...]