Monthly Archives: April 2011

the perfect mum vs the mum you love

I’ve been tackling an interesting aspect of character recently. The mother of my protagonist (Abigail) is in a coma throughout the whole of my YA novel. I’ve been conscious of needing to create their relationship pre-coma, so that the reader cares … Continue reading

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introducing the Red Robin

At the moment most of my writing days are devoted to my second project, because I’m trying to get a first draft finished in time to submit it to the Text Prize. (A first draft will not be prize-winning material, … Continue reading

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the writing/juggling act

Here’s a quick post on my method for writing two novels at once. (And maybe tomorrow I’ll introduce my second project!) I allocate days to each novel (Fridays and Sundays for romance; Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays, Thursday afternoons and Saturdays for … Continue reading

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the advent of self-publishing; the dread

Connie Brockway is an established romance writer. She has been on bestseller lists (though I have the impression she’s not one of the authors who consistently stays there) and she has won the RITA twice, which is the romance equivalent … Continue reading

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