Writers Pep Talk

Writers Pep Talk

Have you ever been in a writing slump? And by that, I'm not referring to writers' block where you're stuck on a plot or specific part of a story. (that's another blog post 🙂 But in a deeper, gooey slump where you can't or won't write anything at all. A space where...

Story Ideas

Story Ideas

Question of the day: How do you come up with story ideas? My ideas are mainly sparked by random things. A word, an image, a conversation…it could be anything, it’s that random. Just recently, I visited Holkham Hall a gorgeous estate in Norfolk and I returned home with...

June Highlights

June Highlights

Is it the end of June already? For me, it’s been a month full of twists and turns and at times an emotional roller coaster for lots of reasons, personal and professional. However, I managed to sneak in lots of writing and reading and connected with fantastic writers...

Thursday Teaser

Thursday Teaser

I made some great progress on my WIP self-edits this week and thought to post a little teaser of this scene. It's one of my favourites when my MC really grasps the danger she is in. Want to guess the genre of the book? My MC is in a dark, ghostly pit and something...

On writing a Novel

On writing a Novel

A friend recently asked me how I can possibly write a full-length novel and finish it? The shortest answer I gave was one word at a time. One word quickly turns into a sentence, a paragraph, a scene, a chapter…and a book. But I also mentioned that for me, before I...

How to build tension

How to build tension

So, when I was in high school, someone came up with an idea about starting a monthly newsletter/magazine of some sort. I wasn't much of a writer then, but I remember volunteering to have a column (because it sounded cool), where students could anonymously ask...

Lorraine Birnita on Twitter

I’m in my romance bag! A big thanks to @brownbookworm, @CakeCreativeInc and @NewLeafLiterary for putting the deal together, and to the amazing @kendralevin at @simonteen. Wild the place I started my publishing career is the place I start my author career.

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