Echo Springs, happy dancing and a dedication

Today was shaping up to be a so-so day. Actually, I was feeling a little down. I pressed send on my WIP yesterday and felt a little at a loss today as to what to do. I have four other projects I could get straight into, but I couldn’t settle on any of them, because there’s always that small feeling … Read More

Lovely review for Killing Me Softly

I just received this lovely email from a reader and I felt the need to share. Dear Leisl, You have done an intricate job in composing Killing Me Softly. I love how you brought those who suffered tragedy together to grow from each other’s weaknesses and unite.  Your words kept me wanting more. Wondering if Cat would ever push through, … Read More

Description: It’s harder than it looks.

I was going to write a great and insightful piece on what I love about writing descriptions, but once again the brilliant Kristen Lamb has beaten me to it and has really hit the nail on the head. I bow down in awe and wonder and freely put on my padawan hair tail once more – although, I don’t think … Read More

My Favourite Guest Posts for Dark Moon Pt 1

The last few months have been a bit of a blur in regards to all the guest posts I’ve written for Dark Moon. It’s been fun looking at my novel and characters in different ways and answering a whole heap of questions about my process and where my ideas come from, but they are all a bit of a scramble … Read More

Guest Blog with Katie Hamstead, author of controversial novel, Branded

This seems to be the week of hosting other authors on my blog – but that’s okay. It’s fun and interesting to meet new people and hear about their world and about the thing that makes them part of my bigger family – the family of those of us who write. Today, I have Katie Hamstead’s here to tell us … Read More

Reflections

It’s true what they say – what a difference a day makes. Except, I’d change that to say, What a difference a year makes. I’ve read a bunch of blogs reflecting on the last year: reflecting on what they’d learned; looking at whether predictions they’d made about themselves, friends, family, their aspirations, their jobs, the world in general had come … Read More

Prioritising – how do you know when enough is enough?

I’ve just read this great post on Kristen Lamb’s blog about prioritising. She uses a great a great analogy about reaping and sowing that I won’t repeat here – if you’re interested, check out the brilliance directly here: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/author-success-the-laws-of-sowing-reaping I know for my own part I often struggle with prioritising. People think I’m so organised, but to use a swimming … Read More