If you’re going to be a writer, you need a tribe

  Every year I hang out for August for 2 reasons: 1) It is the time of the year we usually take a few days to go skiing with my family and 2) It is the RWAustralia conference. As a writer, I look forward to the RWA conference every year – it is a place to hang with other people … Read More

Word Crimes

As a writer, I am often mystified and horrified by the way people mangle language. I receive emails from work and other places of business that are purporting to be professional and ask me to trust that they know what they are talking about, that are full of spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, not to mention incorrect use of words … Read More

Some thoughts on creativity.

It’s been a few weeks since I blogged – some things have happened that I won’t go into here that just didn’t make me feel very bloggy. I just didn’t feel like I had much in the way of interesting stuff to say, even though I’ve had a number of ideas for blog articles coagulating in my old noggin for … 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

Rejection – the good and the bad of it

As a writer who has been at this thing for quite a few years now and only last year was published for the first time, I have to say I’m used to rejection. In actual fact, I was so used to rejection that when I was finally told ‘yes’ I had trouble hearing it. In some ways, I’m not sure, … Read More

My Favourite Guest Posts for Dark Moon Part II

I’m posting today another one of the blogs that I wrote when I was doing my major promo for Dark Moon. I always love hearing about other people’s processes, and because of that I’ve had a number of guests share a little of their own on this blog. So I thought I’d share one of the blogs I wrote where … Read More

Guest Blog: Darksiders Downunder Darklight On…

It’s been a tough week for me, with terrible headaches that culminated in a migraine that struck me at work on Wednesday and sent me off to hospital. Blch! So it’s been a week of no computer for me. Luckily I pre-published Daniel DeLorne’s guest blog with me on Thursday (check it out here) and I had already organised this … Read More

Guest Post on Book Babe

I’m over on Book Babe  today promoting Dark Moon and having a general chat about something I’ve not talked about much before. Tara at Book Babe asked me about how my acting influenced my writing, a question a few people have been interested in, but I’ve never been asked to write an entire blog about it. So, I began to … Read More