First of all huge apologies to everyone. I was supposed blog on Monday and I didn’t realise. My spot is always the first Monday in a month, but seriously, I could hardly believe a whole month had passed since I last blogged.
Anyway I’m here and talking about writing. I have done a series of mini blogs about my road to publication if anyone wants to check it out. coincidentally my first two books Dr Campbell’s Secret Son and Her Very Special Boss (my second book set in the rural African hospital where my husband worked) have been re- released as part of anthologies. You can find my blog here.
Anyway with that shameless plug over, I have been following the global Harlequin competition So You Think You Can Write. As always I am stunned by the writing talent out there, but I do see the same mistakes too. (That’s one of the reasons I did a blog about my road to publication. I think it’s easier to point out mistakes that you made and let people learn from those. (If they want)
So as a writer my best tip to would be writers is: Expect it to be hard work, but keep at it and don’t give up. I know I’m still learning my craft- trying to improve all the time- and therefore I’d love to know what tips readers would give writers. (And we are all readers) What disappoints you? What do you love in a book? What makes you keep the book? What makes you turn the page?
Personally I love plenty of action blended with lots of emotion and an ending that I didn’t see coming. I want a book that I can’t wait to return to.
What about you?