Like most authors, I imagine, I often get asked how much of my books are based on real people or events. The answer depends on which book you’re talking about, and also which characters, scenes, settings, situations, and emotions. Because, of course, a lot of what I write is entirely made up by my –…Read more »
Tag: writing process
The inspiration for Dare to Love
I knew as soon as I’d finished Write Your Own Script that Carmen needed her own story. She’d played a pivotal role in Tamsyn’s life, and it was clear she wasn’t that happy with her own love life. And while her sexuality hadn’t been revealed in Write Your Own Script, in my head as I…Read more »
Silence is golden
I’ve seen a couple of social media posts recently by fellow authors in which they’ve shared their latest playlists, the music they absolutely must listen to while they write. I am in awe of these people. I am incapable of listening to music when I am in writing mode. Even if it’s only instrumental, like…Read more »
Attack of the guilts!
Remember in my last blog how I was juggling all the different deadlines around editing and writing? So here’s a question – what do you do when all of that has passed and you have a strange thing on your hands called…free time. Like, what the heck is that?! On Sunday I finished writing the last…Read more »
I’m a writer, not a juggler!
Or so I thought. The last few weeks have taught me otherwise, and it’s been a good lesson to learn, this early in my writing career. You see, I had this great (for ‘great’ read ‘naïve’) plan mapped out for the first three months of 2017 – I was going to write my fourth novel,…Read more »