March has come and gone all too quickly for me, although I'm quite excited that April has arrived for a couple of reasons. I'm going to be honest in that March hasn't been great in terms of my mental health and my general tiredness/health. Life is quite stressful at the moment and trying to get … Continue reading March Wrap Up
Just a very quick post to say that you can now find me on Instagram at charlienwrites! Follow me for cute mood boards, food, and reminders of author interviews - plus some other random madness that I come across. And I get closer to my release date, you'll also be able to see my gorgeous … Continue reading I’m on Instagram
Uncomplicated Cover by Natasha Snow (natashasnow.com) For my very first Guest Author Interview, I'm joined by none other than the amazing, bestselling author K. M. Neuhold! She's here to talk about her brand new book Uncomplicated, which is the second in her Inked series, and is out today! 1. What inspired you to write Uncomplicated? … Continue reading Guest Author Interview: K. M. Neuhold
https://pleasantries.threadless.com It's International Women's Day and to celebrate, I thought I'd share some of my absolutely favourite women in literature. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love strong female characters, and given any chance I will talk your ear off the subject. So, in no particular order, here are some of … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
Somehow, we've arrived in March and I'm still not quite sure how we got here... but since we are here, I thought I'd do a little wrap up of what writerly things I've done so far this year, and hopefully I can turn this into a monthly feature. I know that sometimes I tend to … Continue reading January and February Wrap Up
I just have to squeal about this, because a super talented friend of mine has created a gorgeous new icon for me and I AM IN LOVE!! It is utterly beautiful and she has made me look so cute that I cannot stop staring at it. Please go and see all of her other amazing … Continue reading New Icon!
As I'm sure many of you will now be aware, at the start of this week a story broke across Twitter that a bestselling romance author had been actively plagiarising the work of other romance authors, and passing it off as their own. Their defence was that they'd hired a cheap ghostwriter to write their … Continue reading Plagiarism, Ghostwriting and Reader Demand.
At the moment I am desperately trying to distract myself for editing. Why? You make think. Surely editing is a good thing. And yes, normally is it. But I'm trying to give myself a cooling off period between the first draft and the start of edits, just so that I: a) can look at it … Continue reading Operation: Distract Charlie
Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate here's a little flash fiction story, themed around the idea of 'A Jealous Kiss'. I actually wrote this last year as a piece of fanfiction and I loved it so much, that I couldn't resist tweaking it and sharing it with you! “Hey there handsome, can I get you anything special?” It’s the weekend of valentine’s day, and the … Continue reading Valentine’s Flash Fic: A Jealous Kiss
Terry Pratchett always said "the first draft is just you telling yourself the story". I've been thinking about this quote a lot recently, especially as I've just reached the end of my first draft, and I've been comparing how I thought it was going to be vs how it's actually been. I thought that writing … Continue reading The Learning Curve of the First Draft