The Lessons I learned After Writing Four Books

This week I nailed a writing goal and finished the fourth book in my YA series. Finally I had typed, “The End”, knowing I’d written everything that I wanted to. While there's still more editing to be done on this book and the other three—for now—the series is complete. That got me thinking, not only... Continue Reading →

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Surviving Rejection

One of the most nerve-racking steps on the writing journey is submitting your book to agents and publishers. I've been there, done that, and have been rejected—multiple times. It's not fun, especially as you usually aren't told why. With nothing to go on, you're then left to think of your own reasons; was it not... Continue Reading →

When Your Writing’s a Cliché

I recently saw a writing tip posted on Instagram that advised aspiring authors to never start a book with a dream. The reason given was that such a beginning is a cliché; an unoriginal idea or something that has been overdone. I personally like books that feature dreams, so much so that I’ve included them... Continue Reading →

The Art of Not Writing

Everyone knows that in order to write you need to sit down and add to your word count day after day. There’s an art to it, but did you know there’s also an art to not writing. Not writing also requires you to turn up at your desk with the intention of working on your... Continue Reading →

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