If you're new to romance and would like some recommended titles
to look for, here's a list.
My take on how her techniques can help you
become a better writer
you want to be a writer... get a dog
Advice in pictures...
I attended a writers' retreat with 10 other authors and it was so
inspirational, I wanted to share it with you. There's also a little
about story collage.
I came to write each book
I'm always fascinated by the spark that sets a story happening in
a writer's mind. This is the story behind each of my books.
of View - POV
Understanding Point of View and how to use it. I don't subscribe rigidly
to POV "rules" --I say learn the effects of POV changes
and apply them for the best storytelling.
There are plenty of urban myths about romance fiction: they're all
the same, they're easy to write, it's all done to a secret formula,
and they're all about sex. Or are they?
This article was written for the Victorian Writers' Centre magazine,
WriteOn, and has been reprinted in several other literary journals.
The first article about Voice; about trusting in the way you view
the world. And about the importance of chocolate.
The second article about Voice; about the importance of the particular,
rather than the generic. And about Australian singer-songwriter Paul
your own cup of tea
All romances are not alike. You won't sell by writing books you
think are rubbish. Find the kind of books that you need to write.
people trying to write synopses.
A synopsis is the selling tool for writers. This gives examples
of actual synopses which I used to sell my contemporary comedy,
with explanations and notes.
I've collected a few quotes about reading, about the apparent polarization
between "literary fiction" and "popular fiction."
Techniques for writing romantic comedy.
Notes from a talk I gave at a Australian Romance Writers Conference
In a Pod
articleI wrote for Hearts Talk (the Romance Writers of Australia
monthly magazine) back in 1999 about a romance discussion at a literary
festival. A lot has changed since then, but attitudes to romance
novels? Not so much.
Techniques for keeping your readers involved and turning pages.
Notes from a workshop I gave at a Australian Romance Writers Conference