Posted in Authors Book Releases, Book Reviews, Elephant Creek, Free Reads

Hello Gorgeous Readers – are you ready?


Hi my gorgeous readers,

The latest newsletter has a fab new look. Are you ready to read about the upcoming release of Elephant Creek?

Here’s some of what you’ll read:

I have exciting news. Yes, the new book Elephant Creek is almost ready to send out Advance Review Copies to my editors and beta readers. Yay!

This means I will meet the deadline of March 25th for the release of Elephant Creek. It happens to be my anniversary too. Yep, I have my own love story (32 years of it in fact).

So, I’m introducing Noah Cooper. Okay, for those of you who’ve read The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa’s Secret you may be thinking – what the – ?

In this stand-alone story of Noah and Emma I do conclude all things ‘Zanzibar Moon’ and here’s a secret – Noah Cooper is Kendwa’s brother (yep, Toby) and it’s complicated but it will all make sense when you read the book. I promise.

If you’d like to pre-order it would make my day and you’ll get a signed copy and new bookmark when they do. I may even have a competition.

Yours truly in love-stories, happiness and writing,

Donna

P.S. There will be more news about release dates, book launches and other events soon.

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If you would like to be a beta reader I am looking for you.

I need people who love reading, can spot plot holes, errors, grammar and inconsistencies and will tell me. If you don’t find any that’s awesome (I hope you enjoyed the read) – please write a review to be included in my pre-release marketing and publicity. This means you will receive an Advance Review Copy of the paperback. (Limited numbers) Please email me to discuss.

donna@warmwittywords.com.au

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Author Donna Munro Elephant Creek

 

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Posted in Author Highlight, Elephant Creek, Writers

Writers need writers – no one else gets it


So, what’s the best thing that can happen during a writer’s day? Okay, besides being offered a huge advance and three-book deal with a traditional publisher! Movie options? Chris Hemsworth playing your MMC? Writing? Typing ‘The End’ in a manuscript? Meeting a fan of your books? Receiving awesome reviews? Appearing on Ellen? All things I could hope for as an author but there’s another thing that brings me simpler joy, motivation and pleasure.

Catching up with other writers.

Even if the writer is a near stranger, in no time you connect. It’s usually inevitable especially if you write the same genre (in this case Romance). Who else can you talk to about the writing craft? Non-writers don’t get it. Writers understand.

All writers go through the same struggles to perfect their craft. I love the banter, support, encouragement and knowledge gained from meeting up with a writer. The writer I had coffee with was Beth Prentice. We had previously met briefly at Books By the Beach and at 2019 RWA Melbourne Conference. When I told her I had moved near her we arranged to catch up and I’m glad we did.

So, for those of you who don’t write but like to know what writers talk about here’s some of the various things discussed.

Writer’s talk about:

  • How only a writer gets IT (writing)
  • The difficulty of hearing someone critique your work
  • The joy of creating a character you love
  • How fun it is to write sex scenes (after much build-up)
  • The funny reactions to the fact you write explicit sex scenes
  • Finding out there are other writers in your neighbourhood
  • Realising our books are character and emotion-driven
  • Discovering invaluable writing references
  • Laughing at the fact our husbands don’t read
  • Encouraging and nurturing each other’s writing goals
  • Sharing marketing and publicity knowledge
  • Understanding how difficult it is to say goodbye to some characters
  • The best ways to research a story
  • Why we have so many new story ideas going on in our heads
  • Which story to choose next
  • How writing is a joy even though it is damn hard, isolating and time-consuming – it’s still a joy.

We could talk for hours about writing but real life gets in the way and we part company. Though we have work or have family commitments first, when we get our bum back in our office chair and plant our fingers on the keyboard we will write. We’ll write with renewed vigour from our writer-writer catchup. A few hours well spent.

So now, once this post is posted. I’ll be continuing the latest manuscript with more ideas and enthusiasm, thinking of my friend, a few suburbs away doing the same thing. We’ll both be finding out what our characters will do next, where the story is heading and how it will end.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of Elephant Creek.

Teaser: Why did Toby change his name back to Noah? Can he ever love again after what his ex-wife Katie did?

If you’d like to check out USA Today Bestselling Author Beth Prentice’s books go to: Beth Prentice Novels