If you, as an author, you may have been asked the same question many times: How do I become a writer? The answer is not simple, but it should be. You become a writer by writing. But—and there is always a but—, it is not as easy, is it? Some people might have been writing for years with no one knowing about it. I call them the closet writers. Others might jump feet first into it (like me), and first had to learn how to write crap, before they can become a good (or better) writ
Sometimes you meet people who have so many interesting stories to tell, having experienced interviewing celebrities like Cliff Richard, Spike Milligan and others, to unearthing stories of real lives in Cambodia. One such person is Gabrielle (Gabi) Yetter, my guest on my blog today. Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was first inspired to write about people when I worked as a journalist in Johannesburg. While I started off writing hard news, I was so
On my blog today is fellow romance author, Ryleigh Sloan. Let's dive right in and find out more about Ryleigh and her love for romance - and rockstars. Tell us about yourself and where you are in your writing career? My name is Ryleigh Sloan, I live in South Africa with my husband, our girls and our fur-babies. I love music and am currently obsessed with listening to podcasts and audiobooks. I've just published my fifth book on November first, and am about to dive into a dark
Am I the only one who feels despondent these days, wondering whether you should carry on with this crazy life of publishing your books? Maybe it is just that today was supposed to be our last day of the 21-lockdown, and now it has been extended to the 30th of April with rumours of another two-week-lockdown. All because of people's stupidity by not staying at home and isolate. Or I may only feel like that because when I woke up this morning, I had to deal with Facebook posts o
You know when you had something, and you didn't realise how good you had it until it's gone? Yes, almost like freedom of movement and shopping when you want and all those over things we all crave for now. What I miss most now is my own writing space. I had this amazing study a couple of years ago but then we downscaled for a year before we became nomads. How I miss that space! That's where I've written most of my books and it had been my happy place. In another blog, I will t
Photos: Pexels/Canva unless otherwise specified I haven't been the most active person in the world during the last few years. If you look at me, you wouldn't believe that I played netball well into my thirties, was an active jogger and swimmer but I had been. I exercised seven days a week, from aerobics, netball, jogging or dancing. Things had changed dramatically in my early thirties with job challenges and travelling. It got even worse after I had my daughter when I was 37