I’ll be a writer when…

For years I told myself I needed certain things in place to become a writer. Life experience. Money. Maturity. A unique story. Chances are, you’re telling yourself something similar. I’ll be a writer when I’ve landed a publishing contract. I’ll be a writer when I’m famous. But there’s only one thing that makes you a writer- writing. It’s the persistent, …

How Fast Should You Write?

Should you write fast and get all the words down? Or should you take your time and polish them to perfection? Darcy has a sassy snippet for you on writing speed, and what really matters.

Ask, Receive, Rant

A while back I answered a query in a group. ‘What’s your experience on (insert social media platform here)?’ I responded. ‘Really?’ Came the reply. Wow, I thought when I read it. You asked for feedback, and when I give it to you, you question me about it? This puzzled me until I read through the responses. When someone said …

Do It Your Way

A few years back I was eagerly scooping up any advice that came into my social media feed. I signed up for free webinars, downloaded the PDFs of hot tips and did free courses, eager to discover the ‘special sauce’ so many promised would get me results. But the results didn’t flow. Maybe I missed a step? Perhaps I needed …

Where Are You Spending Your Time?

Busy. It’s the new buzzword. It suggests purpose, importance and belonging. But how much of this ‘busyness’ is really effective?   Being busy all the time doesn’t mean you are making progress. You could be spinning around in circles, tiring yourself out, and achieving zilch.   To test whether you’re a busy but not necessarily effective bee, look at how …

The Power of Generosity with the Lovely Lesley Ann

Lesley Ann, you recently made a very generous offer to Romance Writers of Australia members. You yourself are not yet a published author, but you put out an offer to promote the work of those who already are. What inspired you? Well, Darcy, the idea came to me as I stewed about a conversation with an author friend. We discussed …