Stuff…

For someone who had a career in web design before turning to writing, I should really be more diligent in keeping my website up to date. But when you have two kids and one of them is home part of the week, it leaves very little time for anything outside of parenting and keeping the […]

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#ComedyBookWeek

I have teamed up with a bunch of other indie authors to participate in #ComedyBookWeek – which is happening from the 16th – 23rd July 2016. We will be doing giveaways and posting reviews and interviews with authors of funny books. I will be offering some free goodies that week – so you’ll have to come back then […]

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The latest…

I swear I always come up with great blogging ideas when I don’t have time to blog. And then when I finally sit down, I can’t think of anything to say! I should know better by now and write everything down when it occurs to me! Anyway, I thought I’d just check in. My new […]

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It’s official!

Saved by the Celebutante is now live on Amazon! You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Saved-Celebutante-Kirsty-McManus-ebook/dp/B01EZUP9N8 It’s also a double cause for celebration, because the new Bachelorette (US) season starts tonight! I will be recapping at bachelorfan.com.au as always, so go over and check it out! I should have posts up every Wednesday afternoon, Australian time. Thanks […]

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The publishing roller-coaster

Oh. My. God. If you have a heart condition, I definitely don’t recommend self-publishing your own book. Saved by the Celebutante is going up on NetGalley today, but it has been a crazy ride to get here! If you read one of my previous posts, you will see I had a strategy for publishing this time […]

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Saved by the Celebutante News!

So! Saved by the Celebutante is finally finished! I actually completed it a week ago, but I got side-tracked with some web design work, so I couldn’t properly celebrate at the time. But I’m still excited. I started writing this crazy book three years ago and it has undergone some major changes in that time […]

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Writing Tips for Future Kirsty

Try and write a decent outline before starting your first draft. Also know a little about your characters. Give yourself room to move, but make sure you have a framework and basic ideas about major plot points before starting. Also map out all your scenes to make sure you have enough going on to keep […]

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