Hello! It’s lovely to see you here. Feel free to make yourself at home and take a look around, check out my books, read my articles, or follow me on Twitter.
I’m thrilled to announce some awesome news. I’ve been offered a writing residency at Varuna in June! An entire week of pure writing – no interruptions, disturbances or frequent “can you just…?” or “I need to ask you…” To say I’m THRILLED doesn’t do my excitement and enthusiasm justice at ALL. I’ll be focusing on something different and tweeting my progress with the #PaulaWritesVaruna hashtag. Follow me for updates and insights into my writing journey (sorry, no story spoilers – don’t want to jinx anything)!
How are your goals for the second quarter of 2022 coming along? I’ve made my list for April-June, plus already thinking about July-September (if I reach them is another story!). If you need a kick in the pants to get into (or return to!) your writing, I have a whole bunch of workshops and courses that can help. Need to plot? Or write well-rounded characters? Maybe you’re stuck on your first chapter? Or you need to get organised so you can make 2022 your year of writing? Check out my schedule on the right >>>>
Did you get creative and manage to write a novel during lockdown? Yay for you! My brand-new workshop – I Wrote A Novel In Lockdown… Now What? is for you. It’s available in-person and also via Zoom, so no matter where you are in the world, you can join me to talk writing, editing, publishing and submitting that novel.
My online classes with RWA Academy are open to both members and non-members. Excellent! Here’s what’s coming up:
- April – First Chapters: How to Hook ’em, How to Hold ’em
- July – Building Believable Characters
- October – Get Organised, Get Writing
- October – Pain-Free Plotting
Click on the “More Info” links on the right for details and to register.
I’ve been paired with Harlequin legend, the late Emma Darcy OMG!! Marco and Kat go French and Suddenly Expecting becomes Her Friend, Her Lover. The duo was out in Feburary, in both print and e-book. To say I am chuffed about occupying the same space as Ms Darcy is a huge understatement!
If it’s Italian you read, Marco and Kat are available in Kindle (re-titled Escape to Paradise).
If you haven’t read my Christmas in July novella, A Damsel In This Dress, it’s only 99c in all ebook stores. You can find buy links here. I’ve also revisited some old stories and revamped a fun short (that once placed in a New Idea magazine fiction contest!) which will eventually be up as a freebie.
Stay safe, be happy and I wish you all the great things in 2022!