What If I’m Actually a Terrible Writer?

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I was in the middle of putting this subject on my list of blog topics when my friend who has been beta reading our second book messaged me. “Also, I hope to finish your book soooon and maybe we can meet for coffee to discuss 😁📝☕” (Gulp.) What if she has to tell me it’s all horrible, the worst thing she’s ever … Read More

A Rose by Any Other Name…the story of our Names

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Masses, It’s official, our website is launched, and we’re celebrating in our separate corners. Thanks for visiting our writing site; we’re excited for this space. We’ll use it to share our writing journey, give you snippets of our books, engage in conversation with other authors, etc. For today, we thought we’d give you a bit of background on our names. … Read More

Slay Your Darlings

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Artists and writers make their “living” on the opinion of others. If the world likes their work, they get paid, if not they don’t. And yet, nothing is more terrifying than handing your baby over to someone who could potentially rip your work apart. Some of the best advice we’ve ever been given regarding writing is to “slay your darlings.” … Read More

Why We Wrote a Book Together

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Most writers have an idea of the story they want to tell when they begin to write a book. That was not the case for Layne and me. Over three years ago, while I still lived in Cape Town, South Africa I asked Layne through iMessage if she wanted to try and write a book together. This came after I … Read More