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  • A Little Peek into Katherine
    The following is excerpt from my work in progress “Wilstell Ferry River”. (Please forgive the dialogue not being indented, I was having difficulty with formatting) Ronan and Able were waiting for Liora in their favourite corner […]
  • Keeping That Promise
    I’ve been reading about the importance of a novel’s premise. Often the premise is used as a marketing tool for a book, but it needs to be much more than that. A premise needs to be […]
  • A Smile is The Sweetest Reward
    Working in customer service for years, I’ve often found the most important thing you can give your customers is time, the few minutes it takes to create that feeling of human connection. A sense of connection […]
  • Can My Leading Lady Hold Her Own on The Big Screen?
    When creating my scenes especially dramatic action-packed scenarios they play out like a movie in my head. I can envisage what my characters look like. I can hear their voices, the different pitch and speech patterns. […]
  • Beautiful Words but what do they mean?
    Make sure your words suit your intended audience. I love the written word and I like to find and use big obscure words to aid in descriptions of characters, places and events occurring in my manuscript. […]
  • A Picture Says So much… a Book Cover Says Even More
    The general consensus is “have your book cover done professionally” and think of it as an investment to assist with your book’s commercial appeal. My common sense tells me this is definitely accurate, but my creative […]
  • Wilstell Ferry …. Home Away from Home.
    For my book the town my characters inhabit is a knock-off of the town where I live but smaller. Different name and different people but similar landscape. Some of the places by the river I write […]
  • Got some great characters I love… Now what to do with them?
    I have four main characters in my book. I have written several action scenes with each of them involved, one of these will be the final plot point. I also feel reasonably confident I know the […]
  • Is the first time the hardest ?
    I feel like the first book is going to be the hardest for me. There is so much I don’t know and so much I need to learn. How do I learn to edit? Do I […]
  • Nights Secrets – Chapter ?? (Not sure where this will fit in my book yet)
    Nights Secrets Liora would wake, screaming choking in fear. That night… She could not shake it. How could two brothers be so different. They both suffered the same hardships living with an abusive father and trauma […]
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