The writer’s self-doubt niggled me till I finally locked it away and contacted April.
What did I learn?
I can write….fast!
Doing a course with an on-line group is rewarding but can be confrontational – you have to share your work.
Over editing means it’ll take three times as long to finish the book.
Writing can be demanding (ok, I already knew this) but I did have to put some areas of my life on hold to fully participate.
Develop the characters and then look at the plot.
Would I do the course again? Absolutely.
April has an amazing insight and her ideas were absolutely golden. I learnt so much from her. She really pushes you to look at your characters, plot and conflict. I definitely believe my book will be so much better because of the course.
And for non-romance writers – April’s course is not just for romance writers, it’s tailored for all fiction and non-fiction writers.
So if you’re wondering how to push yourself a little more with your writing, I’d highly recommend April’s BIAW.
As a born and bred Sydney-sider now living in Melbourne I’m often asked the inevitable question – which city do you like best? Answering “both” doesn’t seem to be PC especially with the long running rivalry between these two great cities.
But it is true – both cities are fab but for different reasons. To date, all my manuscripts have been set in either Sydney or Melbourne and I enjoy bringing what I love about each city into the story.
Sydney – you can’t go past the stunning harbour, the beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and the balmy weather.
Melbourne – you can’t go past the café culture, the fashion, quirky city lane ways and the obsession with sport (think AFL, Melbourne Cup etc).
So what is the best thing you like in either Sydney and Melbourne?