Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

October 9, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This week fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member and Yorkshire lass, Rhoda Baxter, is releasing her contemporary romance Girl in Trouble. Rhoda has come up with a brilliant idea to celebrate, which is to ask her friends to write posts all based on the same theme and publish them on the day of release. I love this,… Continue reading Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

October 9, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This week fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member and Yorkshire lass, Rhoda Baxter, is releasing her contemporary romance Girl in Trouble. Rhoda has come up with a brilliant idea to celebrate, which is to ask her friends to write posts all based on the same theme and publish them on the day of release. I love this,… Continue reading Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

September 2, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s almost two years since my feel good read A Way from Heart to Heart was published. I was looking over some old posts I’d written around release date, and I came across this one I wrote for Canadian author friend Mary Waibel, about books that are “easy to read”. When I’m writing, I spend a… Continue reading Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

Awesome #Giveaways, #Writing Advice, and #Blogging Insight with #IndieMonth2017 @GraveTells

July 3, 2017 Jessica Subject 0

DaVinciKittie’s 2017 IndiePendence Celebration is the perfect place to find writing and publishing tips & inspiration for new and aspiring authors! They have interviews with agents, publicists, editors, bestselling authors, & publishers brimming with advice on launching your career. And don’t miss the GIVEAWAYS GALORE!! Get Started (6/18-6/24) Hone Your Craft (6/25-7/1) Be a Networking … Continue reading Awesome #Giveaways, #Writing Advice, and #Blogging Insight with #IndieMonth2017 @GraveTells

Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

May 27, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question: Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? This is another topic that has… Continue reading Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

May 27, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question: Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? This is another topic that has… Continue reading Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags #writetip #amwriting

April 8, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Ryan Lanz runs the excellent blog A Writer’s Path – a great resource for writers, full of ideas and writing tips. I’m delighted to welcome Ryan here today with an excellent post on the do’s and don’ts of dialogue tags. I’m just in the process of editing my next novel, so his article has come at just… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags #writetip #amwriting

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)