How To Not Be Gross When Writing Romantic Scenes

Today on the blog we are discussing a topic very near and dear to my heart.  Don't you just hate romantic scenes that make you say "eww". Head on over to the YouTube video for more details. Disclaimer: This excludes the genre erotica. Ease into it. Don't give us insta-love. Create a friendship that has [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

Christmas Gifts For Myself | December Book Haul

Ahoy-hoy Everybody! I bought myself some Christmas presents this month, and thought I'd do a book haul. Firstly I have "Spanish in 3 Months" by Cisneros Isabel. In my WIP "Brittany & Charli" there is a Spanish class they attend.  I thought learning the language might take away impostor syndrome. Better than using Google Translate. [...]

Authortube Newbie Tag | Writing Tag

Watch On YouTube! Newbie writer discussing first time published, authotube newbie tag, writing a young adult book that is contemporary fiction. My writing routine to complete a first draft in nanowrimo. And discussing my WIP the Brittany and Charli series. Being that this tag is 100% regarding YouTube, well AuthorTube to be more exact, I [...]

The Sarcastic Writing Tag

We are kicking off November with a tag that I thought would be hilarious to do. Created by Victoria Griffin. The rules being, every answer has to be sarcastic or ridiculous. Or... like they are not going to be both... Whatever... Watch On YouTube Questions: 1. Where does your writing inspiration come from? Obviously not [...]

Does Every Writer Need A Blog?

Hello everyone. We're talking blogs. Does every writer really need a blog? Let's get under way. Watch On YouTube 1. Short answer: No. If you don't want to write a blog, or have a vlog on YouTube, then don't. Easy done. 2. Working to deadlines Having a set schedule, even if your blog has nothing [...]