my articles


The Writing Process
Even though I’ve written four full books (two suck, so let them be stricken from everyone’s memory from now on. One needs major surgery, the other one is Forgotten Marriage), I am still learning my process… Read more >

Organising Your Manuscript Using Navigation
I think of my writing in two distinct categories – before Navigation and After Navigation. Before, I hated plotting because I couldn’t keep track of it all in my head… Read more >

No Synopsis? No Problem!
A quick whip-round of my local writers group reveals that crafting a synopsis is one of the most hated writing tasks on the planet. Now, I actually like writing synopses, but then I’m a bit of an anomaly 🙂 But having placed in many QLS contests… Read more >

Perfecting Your Pitch
For the author, an editor pitch means bypassing the dreaded slush pile, elevating their unsolicited query letter and synopsis to a ‘requested material’ manuscript in 10 minutes… Read more >

The Good Rejection
Sounds like an oxymoron, right? I know, it’s hard to see the good side when you get your query letter or full manuscript returned with a polite “thanks but no thanks”… Read more >