Inspirational Post for the Week

I am going to try a new thing. It may happen every week, it may not. It completely depends on if I’m inspired by someone else’s post enough to repost it here. And today, I’m inspired. The person who has inspired me is Kristen Lamb. Kristen often inspires me with her take on social media for writers and also her … 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

Guest Post for Killing Me Softly with Charissa Stastny

Today I have a guest post on Charissa Stastny’s blog, Joy in the Moments. Check it out here if you’ve got a moment. http://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/leisl-leightons-book-launch Charissa is a lovely author I met through another website. She lives all the way over the other side of the world (Las Vegas, Nevada), and has never pulled a slot machine in her life, just … Read More

Guest Post at Defending the Pen.

I’m the guest blogger over on Defending the Pen today. Please go and check it out. http://www.yolandarenee.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/killing-me-softly.html      

Why Entering Contests Could Help You

I have recently become the Contest Co-Ordinator for Romance Writers of Australia and I’ve had many people ask me what’s so important about entering contests in the journey of a writer. I get the reticence, particularly from writers who are working by themselves and haven’t had much experience with getting their work critiqued by a critique partner or don’t belong … Read More

Guest Blog on Friday Feast – chance to win a copy of Killing Me Softly

Check out my guest blog on the fabulous and talented Cathryn Hein’s Friday Feast blog today. http://cathrynhein.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/friday-feast-with-leisl-leighton/ I talk about my love for winter and soup. There’s a recipe for my favourite minestrone soup, some of which I’m taking skiing next week when me and the fam go up to Mt Buller – snow is up to 1mtr; YAY! There … Read More

RWA Conference – here I come!

I’m heading off to the Romance Writers of Australia annual conference tomorrow morning with my dear friend, Marnie (a talented writer from one of my writing groups who has taken this year off to write and is going to pitch pitch pitch at the conference. Lots of fingers crossed for Marnie. 🙂 I, like many other romance writers, look forward … Read More

Embrace what you love.

A writer I know, M.J Scott, had a wonderful rant yesterday about people who tell you what you should love and that what you do love is wrong – it was really quite special, you should check it out http://blog.mjscott.net/2013/08/01/on-liking-stuff Anyway, the gist of this rant was that people should be allowed to love what they love and not be … Read More

Guest Blog with Tara Clark

Hi everyone. Today I’m a guest blogger on author, Tara Clark’s website. Come and join me as I chat about choosing a title, my inspiration for Killing Me Softly, and share with me how you take criticism in your life. For me, you’ve got to take the knock then get back on the horse. Mixed metaphor, I know, but for … Read More