43 posts tagged novel writing

13 ways to help an indie author

13 Ways To Help An Indie Author With Their Book Release

As the launch of Heart of Mist draws nearer and nearer, a lot of my readers have been asking: how do I help you with your book release? Firstly, just asking a lovely question like that means the world to just about any author. Writing and publishing a book is a huge undertaking, and so any acknowledgement of ...

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BookTag - I Dare You

#BookTag: I Dare You

So I'm very new to the whole 'book tag' scene, but I came across the 'I Dare You' book tag on Raven & Beez's blog, and was so intrigued that I fell into an internet black hole reading through numerous posts (PaperFury, It Starts At Midnight, Dinosoaur to name a few...).   I loved this tag ...

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Monthly Recap May 2017

Monthly Recap: May 2017

Hello hello readers. May has drawn to a close, can you believe it? What a jam-packed month it's been. There have been so many developments and by the time you're reading this, it'll be officially three months until Heart of Mist is out in the world... (Don't mind me while I breathe into a paper bag over here)... ...

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Author Confessions 1 - First Book Nerves

These Are My (Author) Confessions #1: First Book Nerves

I've wanted to be an author since about the age of seven. Twenty years later, here I am, about to publish my debut fantasy book. I should preface this by saying that I don't believe in order to be a writer or an author, you need to be published. I've been an author for a long time now without having a book on the ...

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Monthly Recap: April 2017

Hello hello dear friends and readers. As usual, this recap is well and truly late, but such is life. April was an absolutely huge month for me, with so many different projects progressing and finally falling into place, so let's dive into the details... My Books: Heart of Mist, Book I: The Oremere Chronicles The ...

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Heart of Mist cover reveal blog header

Cover Reveal: Heart of Mist, The Oremere Chronicles

I'm so completely over the moon to finally be able to share with you the cover for my upcoming novel Heart of Mist! Earlier this week, the cover was revealed exclusively on Writer's Edit, but in case you missed it, here she is in all her glory...     If you follow this blog, you'll know that ...

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Why I Turned Down Traditional Publishing Options To Go Indie

In February's recap, I mentioned that one of the Big 5 had expressed interest in Heart of Mist, and how that *might* have thrown me into a state of emotional turmoil... I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you about my decision in a little more depth... I’ve always been absolutely intrigued by indie ...

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Monthly Recap: February 2017

How surreal is it that we're already saying goodbye to February? It was a short month for sure! As always, there's been a lot going on, and as always, I'm running late with this recap. I'm not even sorry. I've had a tonne of freelance work, and have had some exciting new developments with my books, so life's been a ...

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Monthly Recap: January 2017

I've been inspired by Kyra Thomsen's latest post to look back at my very first recap. Two years ago, I published this post... Since then, I've had a book contract, had rights reverted, gone full-time freelance, started writing in a completely different genre (and started a series!), wrote an entire new book, published ...

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Monthly Recap: December, 2016

Keeping in the spirit of the entire year, this recap is of course, late. I've actually just hit publish on the annual Writer's Edit Year In Review article, so I'm in a very reflective mood, perfect for this sort of post, right? Today I'm writing this recap from my office in Sydney. I'm surrounded by boxes of ...

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