August 24, 2014

You know it’s so long since I actually got into anything anyone is watching on TV. So long in fact that I’ve just cancelled my satellite subscription, so I’ve really found the posts on what is great about TV when it’s done right by Caroline, Isabella, Deb and Danielle super interesting.  When I think about the things that TV gets right,…

August 1, 2012

I wrote this post a few days after I finished the 1st draft of my 1st ever novel, Life’s A Ball? I’ve written 4 other novels in the last 28 months before my life was taken over by Valentina Secrets in at the beginning of the year. I’ve grown as both a writer and a…

June 21, 2012

I found this interesting post about whether you’re character driven or action driven as a writer…  and well to be honest I can’t make my mind up!  I love my main characters to be complex They have intriguing backstories that make them who they are and why they have come to be where they are at the…

June 16, 2012

I recently posted this question on facebook and got a resounding…  YES!! The majority has spoken. Okay, it was only 3 people who replied however, I admire and respect their opinions and they all said YES! ! ! So, I’m going to give you a little back story myself…and the reason I was pondering this question at all….

December 3, 2011

Well, my 30 days of literary abandon well and truly went bust. I managed a pitiful 1,500 words. As you can see my plan of using the 30 minutes bus ride to University to write on my Blackberry didn’t work. What did happen however was I came up with a fabulous new plot for a…

October 11, 2011

Is it really that time of year again? The weather here in England has only just turned miserable in the last few days, I think I can be forgiven for not believing we’re in the middle of October already! National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) is just around the corner! Eeek! How exciting! NaNoWriMo is about…

August 12, 2011

A friend of mine emailed me recently and asked me ‘how do you write?’ I thought my response was quite inspired for five thirty a.m and decided it needed to be blogged… Every writer’s different some have a set schedule like a shift at work. You have to find what works for you. Once I’ve a plot…

August 9, 2011

When my very first beta reader said she’d found herself screaming ‘No don’t do that!’ at my female lead I was mighty impressed with my little old self. Not only had I created a believeable character but I’d put her in a situation where my reader was emotionally invested in the outcome… and we were…