February 14, 2017

On creating a Main Character that feels real

On creating a Main Character that feels real. What makes a character real? What makes them stand out from all the other 2 dimensional made up people out there in film, TV and books? I actually don’t think there is a definite answer to that. But before you say, well why are we talking about it then, I want to […]
February 10, 2017

Broken Sunrise Available for PRE-ORDER!

Hello friends! BROKEN SUNRISE is available for pre-order on AMAZON! (Note: Paperback may or may not be available yet.) I’m so nervous and excited for you all to read it… Here is the link: While we wait for release day… There is a giveaway for a paperback happening over on Goodreads! Here’s the link! Honestly, I’m just so excited that […]
January 25, 2017

BROKEN SUNRISE Cover Reveal + First 2 Chapters!

Happy 2017 Everyone! Without further ado, here is the official cover for BROKEN SUNRISE!!! (Click to enlarge) Less than a month to go now and Broken Sunrise will be hitting shelves and breaking hearts 😉 Pre-orders will be up in February, so keep an eye out for all the relevant links. I’ll be doing a few digital ARC giveaways through […]
January 24, 2017

Storymapping / Outlines

Last year I finished up with all the things I do before actually drafting. This year, we’ll begin with what I like to call “Storymapping”! If you’ve following along, you should now have; a word document filled with mixed up dot points  (Storymap) a story anatomy sheet a character spreadsheet a world building document a temporary query/blurb to keep you […]
December 14, 2016

Happy Holidays! 2016 Wrap-up STATS

Hey everyone! Everything is winding down for Christmas. For me, in Australia that means hot days and even hotter nights, prawns, smoked hams, asparagus and laying in a pool full of cold water to fend off the summer heat. It also means that I’ll have two weeks off my day job to finish writing my 5th book for this year! […]
December 14, 2016

To Plot or not to Plot! Part 2

PLOTTING 101 – Part 2 This week I’m diving back into my plotting advice. Last time I told you all about the Story Anatomy worksheet I fill out at the beginning of each draft. That’s just the tip of the plotting iceberg! Next on my list of plotting, is to create a temporary/messy query letter. This is just to show […]
November 22, 2016

Diversity in YA

I was going to talk more about plotting this month, but instead I want to touch on something that every aspiring or published author should keep in mind at all times. Diversity. As some of you may have seen the tweets or blog posts about The Continent last week–if not, here you go–you may be wondering to yourself, “What can […]