- Camino De Santiago
- Diary of an Author
- What I'm Reading and Other Musings
- Writer's Life
- Writing Process
There are so many packing lists out there for the Camino. So much advice. So why is this any different? For plus size hikers, there is not a lot of information. Here’s my list after walking the Camino Francés twice.
After writing three books, certain topics are emerging in my novels. Some are intentional, but others are born through the writing process. Some you may have noticed, some you may not…
I’ve been writing novels now for over two years and learning about the importance of a book outline has been a major learning experience for me. It’s a lesson I’m sharing with you, plus tips I learned along the way.
I have an embarrassing confession: I wasn’t aware of ‘POV’ as a writer a five years ago. It’s a ‘Writing 101’ technique all authors need to know – and master – before writing a novel. Deep POV? It’s a GAME CHANGER for authors!
I am a workaholic. There, I said it. But it’s the work now that drives me. Not unrealistic deadlines.
After joining a ’52 books in 52 weeks’ challenge, I share what were my favourite books for 2021 and why.
This is usually the time when we humans like to think about all the nutty stuff that happened over the last year. A lot happened in 2021!
It’s NaNoWriMo! 2021 is my third year of participating and since I’ve been asked by a number of people what’s it about, I’m going to write this post as an FAQ and share my experiences so far. So if you’re curious, read on!
Most writers love nothing more than to hole up in their special space and simply write. But public appearances? Ooh, that’s a form of torture all on its own. I tell you about my own fears with book signings.
One of the key parts before writing ANY story for me is knowing who my characters are. And I realised, maybe you don’t know THIS character… I share a little of my own backstory.
After walking the Camino twice, I wrote a novel. To get to the novel stage though, I had to do a little Camino reflection of my own.
No, that’s wrong. Writing a draft is easy. Easy-ish anyway. Thoughts flow like water and the words magically appear on the page. But a solid outline helps.
With COVID posing challenges for charity’s to raise money, a friend approached me for help. This was the solution – naming 2 characters in next upcoming book. It was very successful for MPower Alliance and I was stoked to help!
Here are 37 resources that I love as an author. Maybe there is one that you’ve not discovered yet which you’ll find just as helpful?
I love this app. I couldn’t do what I do without it. It saves me countless hours with marketing, and design. Here’s why…
One of the most important things when self-publishing is to create a compelling book cover. Here are my 10 tips. (Learn from my mistakes…)
After walking the Camino Francés in 2018 and again in 2019, I thought I’d share my list of 25 Realities of Walking the Camino de Santiago, a post I wrote over on my travel blogging website.
I’m sharing the business side of being an author, offering 7 steps on how to self-publish, including discounts to tools I use.
What does my daily life look like as an author? Pretty boring really, but I’m living the dream. I share my reality.
Here are the 7 Apps I believe all Indie Authors need to write a novel. It’s time to get those thoughts from your head, on to the page!
As a new Indie Author, it’s hard to know where to go to find great information. These are the marketing, writing and support resources I find the most useful.
An explanation of my random social media posts: What is a “Virtual Camino” and why am I talking weirdly about the characters in my book, Camino Wandering?
The majority of Camino books are written by men. That surprised me. So I share with you, a list of Camino books written by WOMEN AUTHORS.
It’s one thing to say, “I’m going to write a book” but once you have a book outline, that book then has the chance of not only being written, but a chance at being published.
Knowing who the characters are before I write is imperative. I need who they are before I can tell their story.