Use of Language

Use of Language How a writer makes use of language within their writing must help brand them. For example, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist uses much different language than a writer of popular fiction. Or dear I add, a romance writer like myself. But is there any true gauge of which writing is “better”? Although many would say yes, and unhesitatingly assign any popular fiction, and especially romantic fiction, to the lowest rung of whatever ladder being used to test … Continue reading

Interesting Authors To Read

Are you looking for interesting authors? Have you ever started reading a book so far away from your normal genre and then been unable to put it down? Become so captivated with a new, interesting author you’d rather keep reading their story than sleep? I never read any fiction that isn’t contemporary romance. Well virtually never. Perhaps if I was locked in a room with a bunch of books but no romance stories I might cave in and begin reading … Continue reading

Life Experience To Write By

Do You Have Life Experience To Write By? Is it any wonder so many writers are past their teenage years? Often well past those years? I believe you need at least some life experience to write by before you can get your teeth into composing any sort of story. Whether it is fact or literature or popular fiction, children’s or adults, a writer needs to have some connection with the world and all that it encompasses to write anything worthy … Continue reading

“Worlds Collide” Setting

My Reasons For Worlds Collide Setting Why is “Worlds Collide” setting principally in Alexandria rather than New Zealand? I want to stay true to my pledge to include something of New Zealand in every one of my stories. But using a secondary character from a previous story (Worlds Apart) meant I really didn’t have any choice about where I was going to set Justin’s story. Some of it at least, had to be centred around Washington DC. Getting access to … Continue reading

Writing Challenges

My Initial Writing Challenge After my previous posts I thought I might be able to provide an almost flow-on effect by describing the writing challenge facing me and how tenacious I had to be at the beginning of my third act, or my writing career. Getting my first romance story published was not an easy task. I needed to hold tight to the belief that I’d written a great story deserving of publication. I acknowledge I have been one of … Continue reading

How I Began Writing Pt3

My Writing Begins It was quite easy to divide my life into acts as Joanne Guidoccio requested for her blog. As far as my writing went, there were distinct time periods which contributed to my ability to write a decent yarn. The final of these 3 acts actually explains finding the courage to pursue my long held dream of writing a book. What I consider to be my Act Three began some years and two more children later. My eldest, … Continue reading

How I Began Writing Pt 2

Part 2 On My Writing Journey No, my writing journey doesnt begin yet. This has been a life journey. I still had some living to do before life experience allowed me to consider the possibility of my being able to spin a decent yarn. I feel such awe for young people who can produce a readable book, the scribbling from my young days was very amateurish. My second act may seem short, but without a doubt it was the most … Continue reading

How I Began Writing

A Writing Career When guesting on another writer’s blog you are usually asked to answer some questions about yourself and your writing journey. For a number of years I’ve been happily scribbing something every time. I write whatever comes into my mind as I prepare the post, making no effort to check earlier articles to see if I might have repeated myself. I don’t feel like I do but I guess some of the information must be so similar it … Continue reading

Marketing My New Release

Marketing My New Release Its all go at my house. I’ve slipped into the mode of marketing my new release “Worlds Collide” and am feeling the excitement grow. What should I do first? I’ve sorted out numerous posts for Twitter and Facebook. I’ve blog visits coming up, I’m gearing up marketing posts for some of the yahoo groups I belong to. This is an important time to have support from earlier readers and I’m grateful to those who are helping … Continue reading

New Romance Story Released

New Romance Story Released Tomorrow is the day for my new romance story “Worlds Collide” to be released to a world wide audience. The print copy has been available through The Wild Rose Press for the last couple of weeks. But tomorrow sees the digital version of this story, and by far the biggest seller, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most on-line book shops. Obviously I’m excited to have another romance released and have been planning numerous visits … Continue reading