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What inspired my novel, Grand Slam? Well, at just 14 years of age, I was a champion tennis player. They talked about me as the Next Big Thing. My serve was faster than all the boys my age and I never double-faulted. My long (tanned) legs transported me with unsurpassed speed around the champion courts of Australia. Tennis coaches lined up, begging to take me on as their protégé. ...read on
I’ve been tagged by the inimitable Sue Williams to participate the Meet My Character blog hop. Sue’s fabulous debut novel came out at about the same time as mine, and I read it, laughing out loud, jealously wishing I’d been clever enough to come up with some of the brilliant lines she wrote. ...read on
Possibly the most important job an author has is to remain invisible. Expose yourself through weak writing and the reader will be dragged away from the world you’ve spent so much time creating, straight into your office. Even a typo or printing error can cause a reader to think about poor editing instead of that desperate, blood-deprived vampire. Welcome to my monthly blog chat with writing guru Sydney Smith and best-selling author Jennifer Scoullar. This month we're discussing the way in which naughty authors (and lazy editors) can expose themselves. ...read on
Welcome to my monthly writerly chat with writing guru Sydney Smith and best-selling author Jennifer Scoullar. This month we take a look at scene setting. ...read on
Welcome to my monthly blog chat with writing guru, Sydney Smith, and best-selling author, Jennifer Scoullar. This month we talk about branding. Why, as authors, do we need it? ...read on
This year’s Romance Writers of Australia Conference was held 7-10 August in Sydney, and was a buzzing success. It offered workshops and pitching sessions for writers, as well as great food and company. ...read on
Welcome to my monthly blog chat with writing guru Sydney Smith and best-selling author Jennifer Scoullar. This month we tell our how-we-got-published stories and we welcome your questions and comments; feel free to respond on this page. ...read on
Welcome to our cosy, monthly blog chat where writing guru Sydney Smith, best-selling author Jennifer Scoullar, and little old I address all things writerly. This month, we look at DIALOGUE. ...read on
I’m very excited to welcome Kate Belle to my blog series on Totally Awesome Women. Kate is the author of the recently released Being Jade, a novel causing a sensation among readers and writers and within the publishing arena. Read on to discover why this particular woman is so totally awesome. ...read on
Welcome to our monthly blog - a writerly chat between Sydney Smith, Jennifer Scoullar and me. This month we're discussing the Plot Thumbscrew. ...read on

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