Dear Diary Ramblings

I keep reading in articles and text books to “never give up” “persistence is the key” and “it took me 10yrs but I made it”. Yes, yes I say to myself with a… Continue reading

Define yourself – I’m Black Romance

I picked up an old copy (2009) of Writing Magazine and read a article on the debut novelist Hilary Dixon. Apparently, she read in the Guardian about the dearth of love stories in… Continue reading

Perfect characters

A couple of times, readers reviewing Almost an Affair said that they were unsure whether they liked the main protagonist, Celia. To be fair, I find it hard to really get to know… Continue reading

When the confidence goes – what to do?

I have sadly been struck by the ‘I am a pants writer’ disease. It has nibbled away at me for a few days before erupting into the full blown disease. I have hidden… Continue reading

Almost an Affair – start of chapter one

I want to copy & paste, but it wouldn’t work, not even my teenage daughter could help me, so I am typing the first part to wet your appetite. Chapter one.Celia gazed at… Continue reading

Almost an Affair – WIP – taster

Call me impetuous, but I’ve uploaded my current WIP – Almost an Affair – onto youwritecom Why another novel on the site I hear you cry – well, I thought it might be… Continue reading