Showing posts from June, 2011

Highland Arms - One month to go!

Tick tock tick tock...

It's one month to go - the countdown is on!

Highland Arms will be released on 20th July 2011 from the Wild Rose Press!

In order to keep the release date in everyone's mind, nice person that I am, I've now added it to the teaser - check it out!

Sneak peak of scenes coming soon on this blog. Getting very excited now!


Critique Groups or Partners

I'm just in the process of editing A Norman Legacy (working title) and, again, I find suggestions from members of my historical critique group vital for the flow of the storyline.

As with Highland Arms - where I was a member of a lovely critique group of romance writers turned friends - the comments and eagle eyes of critique partners are invaluable. However often you read through your chapters, critique partners always find little niggles, typos or inconsistencies you overlook as a writer. Duplication such as a cup emptied at one point, then emptied again a few paragraphs down, might escape my eye but you can be sure someone else spots it!

Some writers have just one critique partner - a writer friend of the same or even a different genre - while others prefer input from several writers. I'm in the latter category. I value comments from writers of the same genre as their research into certain areas might be more in-depth than mine. They may spot historical boo-boos which sneak…