#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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The long road to publication

I know, I know. It’s been ages since my last post. But that’s only because I’ve been working so hard on my book. I keep thinking, just another couple of weeks and I’ll be done! – but then another few days go by and I realise I’ve still got a long way to go. Right […]

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New Year and Resolutions

I’m not sure many people (apart from Stephen King) actually do much writing over the holiday period. Actually, I have no idea if that’s true, but I’m betting people who have kids on school holidays and extended families who live nearby probably don’t. My husband and I try to take our boys away for a […]

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Christmas Week!

Things are getting busy! This week we were looking after an extra two children leading up to Christmas Day, but I still managed to squeeze in some writing stuff. Schedule was as follows: Sunday (seeing as I didn’t cover that in my last post) 200+ pages of a new proof / edit. I had almost […]

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