Category Archives: All About Writing

Romance Writer? Seriously?

  Just the other day a friend asked me what I am doing now, being retired, and having moved to Wellington. When I told her I’m writing romance novels, she said, “Romance Writer? Seriously? You? The Mills & Boons kind of stuff?” Yip, I suppose, the Mills & Boons kind of stuff, if it means

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Waking Up In Newbie Country: The hellish LY

I have a story in me that pushes to come out. It’s several stories (note the ambitious plural), but that’s beside the point. Pushing. Poking. It leaves me with the image of mud pools in Rotorua. Bubbling with gasses that force their way to the surface. I suppose you could say, it’s mental indigestion. After

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NANOWRIMO – Day 1

It’s official: the All Blacks just a few hours ago beat the Wallabies in the Final of the 2015 Rugby World Championships. So that took care of my early morning. And there are still 2000 words I have to write. To be honest, I have a higher number in mind but dare not to talk

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Nano: Write your novel in one Month

It’s that time of the year again: November – the (inter)national novel-writing month. Thousands of writers are going to aim for completing 50’000 words in one month. For those who always wanted to put pen to paper, this is a very good opportunity to do so. There is plenty of support for both the experienced

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From Dreaming About Writing to Becoming a Published Author

Meet Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour!  I have met Mary in a writer’s group we both belong to and she was so kind to be interviewed by me about her journey from dreaming about becoming a writer as a young school girl to becoming a seasoned and award-winning author and publisher. She not only talks about her journey,

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