Critique Partners

February 21, 2014 in Blog by Karen Johnson Mead

I am pleased to present this article written by my critique partner.  It was part of a larger article int he Romance Writers New Zealand newsletter Heart to Heart.  Many thanks Deryn Pittar WITHOUT MY CRITIQUE PARTNERS I WOULD STILL BE HOPEFUL AND UNPUBLISHED. We are writers.  We should know
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New Zealand Book Lovers have a new home…

February 14, 2014 in Blog by Karen Johnson Mead

New Zealand book lovers have a new online home It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air… for New Zealand book lovers., a website dedicated to both New Zealand and international literature, has launched today, providing book reviews, author interviews, news, articles, and competitions to book lovers around
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NaNo Win or … Not Win?

December 1, 2013 in Blog by Karen Johnson Mead

I am happy to announce that I didn’t win NaNo, but I am not going to say that I failed or lost NaNo.  Why?  Because even if you didn’t succeed in completing 50k words in one month, if you started, then you have something to go on with. I started
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P is for…

November 23, 2013 in Blog by Meryl Ferguson

P is for… It’s crunch time, writers. One more week and NaNoWriMo is over for another year. Whether you are on track to win or hopelessly behind, you’ve come this far and that is an achievement in itself. It means you have some of the skills needed to be a
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Failing At NaNo And Why That’s Fine By Me

November 16, 2013 in Blog by Cassie Hart

As you’ll all know, it’s National Novel Writing Month, where everyone dives in and tries to belt out 50K during November. It’s incredibly easy to get pulled into the hype and excitement of November. When everyone around you has signed up and is talking excitedly about their plots (or lack
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November 12, 2013 in Blog by Karen Johnson Mead

Check this out, and if you can, support this concept.  Juanita is a member of KiwiWriters A pair of book lovers have teamed up with the aim of creating, which they believe will be New Zealand’s biggest website dedicated solely to books and reading. Between them, JJ McConnachie and Emma
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November Madness

November 9, 2013 in Blog by Grace

Good morning writers, Welcome to the second week of November. If you’re participating in the madness that is National Novel Writing Month, congratulations on making it through the first week. If you’re ahead of the game, give yourself a pat on the back and keep motivated. There’s still three more
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Ready, Set, Write!

November 2, 2013 in Blog by Grace

Good morning writers! It’s November now and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably already buried under an avalanche of NaNoWriMo related stuff. You might be having a blast, or you might be tearing your hair out already. Do not despair. Every year, hundreds of thousands of writers
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The Long and Winding Road to Publication

October 26, 2013 in Blog, Interviews by Freya Robertson

Welcome to all the Kiwi Writers out there I’m Freya, and my first epic fantasy, Heartwood, comes out with Angry Robot Books this month. I’m assuming the majority of the people reading this are writers or aspiring writers, so I thought I’d focus mainly on sharing my experience of the
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Street Teaming It

October 19, 2013 in Blog by Karen Johnson Mead

Calling all writers, here’s the latest info on my new book / blog / cover release / etc etc.  So what is a Street Team and do I really need one? Let me give you a little background.  Back in the old days (i.e. 5 years ago!) most books were
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