Happy International Women’s Day

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 myContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day”

January and February Wrap Up

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 toContinue reading “January and February Wrap Up”

Plagiarism, Ghostwriting and Reader Demand.

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 theirContinue reading “Plagiarism, Ghostwriting and Reader Demand.”

Operation: Distract Charlie

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 itContinue reading “Operation: Distract Charlie”

Valentine’s Flash Fic: A Jealous Kiss

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 theContinue reading “Valentine’s Flash Fic: A Jealous Kiss”

The Learning Curve of the First Draft

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 writingContinue reading “The Learning Curve of the First Draft”