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Exciting news for 2015!

I’m thrilled to bits to announce that I’ve been selected for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme 2015. I’ll be writing a romance for the scheme, set on the beautiful island of Madeira – and as with my other novels it’ll be creating a strong sense of time and place, for you to transport yourselves to the sights, sounds and smells of the tropical island. 116 more words


Meet Talli Roland, self-publishing guru and general all-round honey

Once upon a time, four Irish writers who had never met before (and knew each other only through twitter), went on a road trip to the Romantic Novelists Association Conference in the UK. 1,422 more words

New Release; New England Crush by Pia Fenton (aka Christina Courtenay)

Today I’m thrilled to host Pia Fenton/Christina Courtenay who writes historical romance, time slip and YA contemporary romance, all published by independent publisher Choc Lit.  She is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. 738 more words

All About Writing...

In the midst of life...

Francesca Burgess considers eternal tweaking and how life interferes with deadlines.

Seven years ago I started submitting short stories to magazines. Deadlines didn’t feature unless I was writing a seasonal story and needed to get it subbed within a certain time frame. 529 more words

Deadlines… or just dead lines?

Viv Hampshire talks about the effects on her writing of being put under pressure

There are times when we all have to write to order. 617 more words

Mega Monday Announcement - It's Helen J Rolfe's turn to sign a publishing deal!

In 2011 I wrote my first novel. Of course I thought it was fabulous, I thought that I’d be an overnight success and that I’d have publishers falling at my feet. 353 more words

Preparing for publication - edits and titles

Now that October’s here again, I’ve found myself looking back over the last twelve months.

This time in 2013, I was on the point of submitting my novel, Anna in the Works, to Choc Lit. 391 more words

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