Heart ColoursWhen I wrote my first ever novel, I had no idea how important it was to know which genre my book fitted into. Agents cannot pitch a book to publishers unless the book fits into one of the publishers’ established lists. The agents are, therefore, more likely than ever to stick your manuscript straight onto the scrap heap.

During the process of researching agents, I realised that my novel fitted snugly into ‘contemporary romance – commercial women’s fiction’.  Phew!


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Edit! Edit! Edit!

writers block newFor me, there are two parts to this.

Part I

I try not to edit as I go along because, not only does it block my creative flow, but it ruins my confidence. It is easy to get immersed trying to perfect one irritating paragraph instead of forging on with the actual story, particularly at the times when inspiration is hard to find.

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