Writing is emotionally draining (and sometimes lonely)

March 18, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

I don’t normally start a post with a negative headline – who wants to read about misery? – but this subject has been on my mind recently…and in any case, I have the perfect excuse! It’s time for March’s Round Robin, and this month the question is: Are you ever emotionally drained by writing certain scenes, and… Continue reading Writing is emotionally draining (and sometimes lonely)

How writers can learn from artists and let the reader tell the story

March 7, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

The artist Auguste Renoir once said that none of his paintings told a specific story. He explained that he kept things vague deliberately because he didn’t want to limit the painting’s scope, and that he wanted his viewers to come away with their own meaning, rather than have him dictate to them what they ought to think. Here is … Continue reading

A darker side to Edinburgh in Jennifer Young’s edgy romantic suspense

January 27, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Last year I released The Scottish Diamond – a romantic suspense novella set in Edinburgh. The scenes in my story follow a trail often taken by tourists, taking in sights such as Castle, the Grassmarket, and Calton Hill. Jennifer Young is a Scottish author living in Edinburgh, and her new, edgy romantic suspense – Blank Space – shows … Continue reading

A Year of Light and Shadows by @HelenaFairfax #Romance #RomanticSuspense #books

December 21, 2016 Helena Fairfax 0

Originally posted on POTL: All Things Books, Reading and Publishing:
  Title    A Year of Light and Shadows Author  Helena Fairfax Genre  Romantic Suspense   Book Blurb Three romantic mysteries in one romance boxed set   Book One: Palace of Deception From the heat of the Mediterranean…. When the Princess of Montverrier goes missing, Lizzie…

A magical fairy tale for the Christmas holidays by author @Gemma_Juliana

December 20, 2016 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Gemma Juliana today. Gemma is the inspiration and guiding light of the World Romance Writers group. Their latest release – Holiday Magic – is a collection of uplifting and heartwarming stories that are absolutely perfect to delve into over Christmas. Gemma is here today to talk about her own story in … Continue reading

The Angel of the Westside: a story of the Great Depression #histfic @RoseAnderson_

December 13, 2016 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Rose Anderson, one of the authors of the World Romance Authors group and a contributor to their delightful new Christmas anthology, Holiday Magic. Rose has dropped by to give us the background to her own story, The Angel of the Westside. Her family history makes an absolutely fascinating read. Thanks for dropping in, Rose! … Continue reading