The World’s Best Advice for Writers

I’ve read many articles by authors with their advice to aspiring writers… but Hugh Howey’s blog post of this week is the best I’ve read. I make that sweeping claim because he takes you beyond the “inspiration – perspiration” stage – the how-to’s of finding the muse and rolling up your sleeves – way further into… Read More

How a novel gets edited: The Developmental Edit 1

Ah, novels. They hold so much promise, don’t they? The cover and blurb draw us in, we pay a few bucks and dive in…. maybe there’s a table of contents with named chapters, maybe not. Maybe there’s a dedication: “To Billy Boo, faithful cat, damn that car…” it all draws us into a world created… Read More

Do you want to see how a novel gets edited?

It’s September, which is like January because school restarts and goals resurface saying, “Chucandoit!” As you may have noticed, I’m an editor plus an author. I’ve published three of my books this year alongside working with amazing clients around the world to edit or coach them on their books. I edit on an almost-daily basis and wanted to… Read More

Cover reveal for Legacy: an Anthology launching in April!

  A while ago I wrote with unabashed excitement about being part of Velvet Morning Press‘s next great read: Legacy: an Anthology. For my story, I wanted to write about whether or not the deaths of my great-grandfather and two great-uncles in World War I left any trace on my family… specifically my dad, by… Read More

Triumph launches on February 23, 2015

The beautiful cover is by Anna Cowie and Spencer Kebbell at thepixelpusher.co.uk and no, the photo isn’t me on an intense day of mirror-gazing, but my 7 year old chose the title font. (Hope you like??). The Kindle edition is available for pre-orders here and paperback & Kindle launch on Monday 23 February when you may be… Read More