2018 Reckoning…

So here it is – the end of 2018, almost. There isn’t really too much time left to scrabble in many last-minute achievements, so it’s time for The 2018 Reckoning. This year was my fourth using The Desire Map technique and annual planners. Desire Mapping is a subtle but to me very useful method of …

Shitty first draft, tick!

On this very desk in Chania, Crete, I finished the last scene of my shitty first draft of my first novel on 27th September, three days before my deadline. Last year I found out about The Writer’s Studio online First Draft Novel course which insisted that I start all over again (I had a part-finished …

Author Interview – Samantha Bennett

It’s that time again – author interview time! I will be honest, my day job was extremely busy at the end of April and I have only just gotten the audio of this engaging and supportive interview with the lovely Samantha Bennett¬†up. ¬†Since Good Friday when this was recorded until today, there has been a …

Author Interview – Rashida Murphy, The Historian’s Daughter

I have recently signed up to to Marie Forleo’s B-School, and was inspired to refresh my Fabulous Women Podcast. This latest interview features Perth Author Rashida Murphy, who has recently published her first novel, The Historian’s Daughter. The book’s blurb reads “In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian …

Out of the Longest Winter…

I have vowed never ever to travel to Europe as early as July. In my hemisphere, Winter is technically from June to August, and while traditionally our Winters here in Perth Australia are not that bad, this one has seemingly gone on for ever. And Ever. And Ever. After three weeks in Greece in July …

Merry Christmas!

Live my life through books? I don’t know what you’re talking about! Some weeks ago I blogged about Howard’s End, because any a novel about death and money deserves to be regularly blogged about. The last blog was all about the nature of friendship, but this blog is all about Christmas shopping, because it’s like …