This post was originally sent to my subscribers. I've been thinking about kissing, more specifically about writing about kissing. It can be a tricky business getting that first kiss between your OTP right and that got me reflecting on my first ever kiss. I don't actually count my first kiss as a real kiss but … Continue reading Writing a First Kiss
It's here! It's here! The cover for Resistance is here! Just in time for me to start formatting and getting a proof copy mocked up 😀 I'd love to hear what you think and feel free to share the cover.
I'm not entirely sure I should be writing anything today. My brain is completely fried. I handed Resistance over to my copyeditor yesterday and I had a pretty stress-filled weekend getting it ready for her. I may have finally sorted the story out but, unfortunately, I'd neglected to pay attention to the fact the tenses … Continue reading The Final Meltdown
You may have noticed there's a new section on my website called Motivation Station. Well, I've created a video explaining the methods I use to help with motivation:
I have always wanted to be completely honest about my self-publishing journey and so when I had to make a difficult decision today, I decided I should probably share it with you. Six years ago I took a temporary part-time job because I had decided to dedicate myself to being a writer. Well, I'm still … Continue reading Cutting Back on Self-Publishing Costs
I'm not a great reviewer of books, but I thought I'd start recommending books, because I love recommending books to people. I've just finished reading the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab and I looooved it but I also love all of her work and so instead of recommending just one book, I'm going … Continue reading Author Recommendation – V.E. Schwab
Last night I received my feedback for Resistance, the sequel to Rebellion, from my editor Cressida Downing and I thought it might be of some use to you see how I tackle the 'big' edit, as I call it. I always edit after I've finished a first draft but then I send it to my … Continue reading Book Editing Tips