So now that my life is in a much more settled state I can resume my routine!

So over the past week or so I’ve been reading the book The Breakout Novelist by Donald Maas. Last year when I entered a competition it was recommended that I read this book. So I bought it, but it took me almost a year later to pick it up! I’m glad I did! As I’m reading, highlighting and taking notes I’m thinking of my current WIP and how I can enrich it etc. My head often spins after 40mins of reading and note-taking but this is good work I’m doing even though I know I’ll have to reread certain chapters to make sure I understand what’s being said.

I’m not a very good studier but it’s my new resolution to study all I can to make my writing better! What books out there do you guys recommend that are a good resource for learning the craft?

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Jess’ favourite genre is contemporary women’s fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.