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Are you participating in NanoWrimo this year?

So… I wasn’t going to do NanoWrimo this year. Mainly because I completed Camp NanoWrimo in April (and one NanoWrimo a year is enough for anyone), but also because life is super busy. But then I started thinking… there are … Continue reading

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Writers, what do you do when your ideas run dry?

I have a notebook that I write all my ideas down in. It’s my brainstorming tool. Whenever I start planning something new, the notebook comes out, and I write whatever comes to mind. I have pages upon pages of character … Continue reading

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Writers, what have you been up to?

This month has been crazy busy. I don’t even know where its gone. It feels like yesterday I was planning out my June goals. How has your month been? What have you been up to? Writing – I’ve been working … Continue reading

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How do you turn an idea into a novel?

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favourite things about writing is coming up with the initial idea! It is such an exciting time filled with hope. It is without a doubt, my favourite part of the writing process. … Continue reading

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The secret to writing a bestseller…

Yup… this is basically it in a nutshell, I think. As for me, I’ve re-written the 5,000 words that I lost and caught up on the two days I couldn’t write. The goal – to write 1,000 words a day … Continue reading

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years everyone! I love New Years. I love that feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts 🙂 And for me it  signifies that I can finally start work on my new novel, Wrapped in Darkness! I’ll be writing … Continue reading

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What are your writing goals for 2014?

I have to admit… I love making New Years resolutions. I’m a big fan of having goals and making lists, so in saying that, I’ve been thinking about some of my writing goals for 2014. Firstly, and most importantly, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Planning vs Pantsing

Planning vs Pantsing… which side are you guys on? I wrote Sector12 by the seam of my pants. I had a vague idea in mind and just went for it. Which was great, because I had a novel. But sucked, because I … Continue reading

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Do you agree with the adage “Write what you know”?

A very interesting question and I’ll be interested to hear everyone’s opinion. Do I agree? Well.. I write urban fantasy and urban sci-fi so I guess not 🙂 But, that said. I do write about ordinary characters who are thrown into … Continue reading

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How do you develop your writing ideas?

I am very visual. I’ve written two novels lately and both ideas stemmed from images. Sector12 stemmed from this image: And Isla + Morax stemmed from this one: From there I pull out my iPod, put on some dramatic, instrumental … Continue reading

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