The Fear of Failure is Real
No matter whether you publish one book or twenty, The Fear of Failure is Real.
Reflections: 2022 was the Year of Learning!
2022 has been an interesting year of learning. I’ve dug deep into my business practices along with my writing process, and can now move forward with a clear vision.
43 Life Lessons I Shared With My Daughter
When my daughter left home, I gave her this “Life Lesson” list. Shockingly, she’s listened! Humorously, I share those Life Lessons with you.
We need to talk about depression
Why am I, as an author, talking about a depression? Because I write about mental health in my novels & it’s something we NEED to talk about.
How Do Authors Get Paid?
It’s an interesting question and one that’s in media a lot these days. The easy answer: royalties. But the real answer is a little more complicated than that. And how we benefit is not always financial.
I’m a workaholic. The Internal Push to Always Be Working.
I am a workaholic. There, I said it. But it’s the work now that drives me. Not unrealistic deadlines.
Reflections: 2021 was (surprisingly) an incredible year!
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!
The Fear of Book Signings
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.
Tara Marlow – the Backstory
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.
Name TWO characters in My Next Book!
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!
A Day in the Life of an Author
What does my daily life look like as an author? Pretty boring really, but I’m living the dream. I share my reality.
Dealing with a Pandemic as a Writer
I avoided writing about this topic. Avoided it like it’s a hot fire, ready to burn my fingertips if I even broach it. But really, how can writing about this pandemic be avoided? Writer’s write about what’s going on in our lives, whether that’s through memoirs, on a social media post, scribbled down into a private journal, or weaved into a fantastic storyline. What has become in the world is far from fantastic.