Smart Authors Self-Edit Spelling

You wondered about the title, right? “But the spell checker does that! Not always? What makes for a smart author, and how does this apply to me?” We know from previous posts that smart authors self-edit their weakest areas to … Read More

Starting Tomorrow…

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Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today’s best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook. Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 … Read More

The engagement scene in Suzan Lauder’s bestselling Letter from Ramsgate

The inspiration for using the Royal Menagerie at Exeter Exchange for the final chapter in Letter from Ramsgate came from my dear friend Maria (defiantfalcon at the Meryton Literary Society’s A Happy Assembly), the plot beta for the story and … Read More

Sofa Sophia and the Farmer’s Market: A chat with Suzan Lauder!

I “met” author/blogger/reviewer/Goodreads host Sophia Rose in the virtual world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction before we were both honoured with short stories in the Meryton Press holiday anthology Then Comes Winter, but that’s where I came to know her … Read More

Learning from my Mistakes: What’s Chunking?

Writer’s block. Editing block. What do do? Some recommend handwriting out your scene to get it out of your head. Blocking out the future sections with ideas on post-it notes can help if your problem is flow or outline. Printing … Read More

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