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Three things I learned while writing… The Charleston Scandal

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Those of you in the know about Australian historical authors would be familiar with best-selling Australian author Pamela Hart. Her books feature histocial heroines who never compromise their independence and yet still find time for love. Today Pamela joins us on the RWA blog to talk about her new book and the three things she learned while writing The Charleston Scandal. Welcome Pamela!

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Christmas Edition: Three things I learned while writing… Holly Ever After

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Are we ready for a Christmas HEA? Yes I hear you say! Get your Holly ready because there’s some kissing to be had! Please welcome our second 3 things – Christmas edition blog, with Anna Foxkirk! 1. Being in lockdown is not all bad Okay, I tend to be a pretty positive person. And perhaps I’m a bit of a bouncer (though not in a mega-muscled hanging outside a nightclub sort of way). What I mean is, for me, one of the many living in metropolitan Melbourne, after the initial shock of the pandemic and then finding our world had …

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Christmas Edition: Three things I learned while writing… The Christmas Swap

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I know, I know, its only November! But with our streaming services uploading all their Christmas movies, why not curl up with a Christmas book instead? Our RWA members love the love that Christmas brings this time of year! So settle down with some Christmas spirits and enjoy our first 3 things – Christmas edition, with Sandy Barker! 1. Writing three main characters takes planning. I am typically a ‘pantser’ (flying by the seat of my pants) when it comes to writing, with a little bit of ‘planner’ thrown in (I’m a ‘plantser’!). I will start with a premise, a …

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Three things I learned while writing… Abandoned Hearts

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Welcome to another edition of ‘3 things I learned while writing…’ where our members tell us about their writing process, their book and themselves! Writing has been Lisa Stanbridge’s passion for as long as she’s been able to string sentences together. Lisa has just had her debut novel released, ‘Abandoned Hearts’. Please welcome Lisa! 1. Writing flawed characters is really hard! Abandoned Hearts is a sensitive story with two exceptionally flawed characters. The heroine has escaped a physically abusive marriage and the hero has escaped a manipulative marriage. I had to tread carefully with them. When I first wrote it, …

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Kiss and Tell | Allison Butler

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Allison Butler spends her mornings writing and her afternoons caring for the elderly as an assistant in nursing at an aged care facility. Her series of sexy Scottish historical stories were launched digitally from 2014-2019. The Healer was the first instalment, originally published with Escape in 2016, getting a paperback re-release with Harlequin Mira in August 2020. A budding photographer, Allison loves spending time with family and friends, and taking in the sights of Australia from the back of her husband’s motorbike.  The Healer takes readers to the United Kingdom in 1402, where the divide between Scotland and England is …

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Three things I learned while writing… Wherever You Go

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Welcome to another year of ‘3 things I learned while writing…’ where our members tell us about their writing process, their book and themselves! Monique Mulligan has loved words from the moment she could use them and joins us today to tell us about her debut novel, ‘Wherever You Go’. Please welcome Monique! 1. That ‘comparisonitis’ gets you nowhere. Sometimes it seems as though all your writer friends are getting book deals and winning awards. They share their ‘I’m signing a new contract’ photos and ‘shelfies’ from all over the world and admit it, you want a piece of that, …

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Kiss and Tell | Fiona McArthur

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It’s a big call, but I think Fiona McArthur’s new novel – The Bush Telegraph – might just be my favourite romance novel of 2020. The outback Queensland setting, the strong leads, the perfect storm of conflicts and the all-round beautiful small-town vibe had me grinning (and also sobbing) my way through the pages. As a writer, I loved the shades of grey and moral dilemmas Fiona wove through the story and the excitement of a birth in the middle of the story. As a reader I was cheering for the down-at-heel community and adored the lovely nature of Maddy …

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Kiss and Tell | Fiona Palmer

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Fiona Palmer’s new novel Tiny White Lies was released by Hachette on July 28, tackling tough issues in a beautiful Western Australian setting with a dash of humour and Fiona’s trademark country style. Set mostly in Bremner Bay, WA (which also happens to by Fiona’s favourite holiday destination), the story centres on two best friends Nikki and Ash, and a month away that changes their lives. For Nikki, it’s a chance to reconnect with her social media-obsessed daughter, her video-game addicted son, and her poster-boy husband, who’s hiding a devastating secret. Ash is grieving her late husband, and when she …

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Three things I learned while writing… The Postmistress and The Goldminer’s Sister

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Welcome author Alison Stuart!  Alison is an award winning author of Historical Fiction, romance and mysteries. Alison has twelve published novels and is working on a series of historical romance series set in Australia. Alison joins us today to tell us about three things she learned while writing her Australian Historical series novels ‘The Postmistress’ and ‘The Goldminer’s Sister’.