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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 world’s best research tool

I went to the State Library of Victoria this morning to start my new summer writing regime. That is, I am actually researching the Regency, instead of just assuming other romance writers have it right. It was super fun. I … Continue reading

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writing out loud vs. honing your craft

The reason Ward’s advice to “write out loud” resonated so much with me is that after a year of studying writing I’m looking around wondering where the hell my voice went. I’ve been studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, … Continue reading

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write. out. loud.

I’ve been reading the insider’s guide to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Yes, it’s completely daggy. But that’s just how this series is – once you’ve read all the books there are to read you’ll take any way back into … Continue reading

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kill your darlings

some writerly person (Hemingway?) said that about the process of cutting brilliant pieces of writing, for the sake of the whole. Tonight, I started to see what it means. Me and Catherine drank tea and brainstormed ideas from what Valerie Parv/fairy godmother … Continue reading

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So I met Valerie Parv the other day, my mentor extraordinaire/fairy godmother for the next year. It’s quite an experience getting your novel critiqued by a pro. Humbling, terrifying and exciting. I glimpsed the novel it could be, which I … Continue reading

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backstory

I’ve been struggling for months with the structure of my novel, and the main problem is back story. It’s the kind of romance where the hero and heroine were once very much in love then something happened, and now their … Continue reading

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