Evie McRae

Most commented posts

  1. Please God – not another synopsis — 2 comments

Author's posts

Life after the first draft

eviemcrae.blog

“Hurray – I have finally finished the first draft of my first novel”. When I posted this update on Facebook a few months ago, I was overwhelmed with the number of friends that congratulated me on my achievement. I was feeling pretty chuffed with myself as you can imagine. All previous attempts to write a novel …

Continue reading

Is it time to come out of solitary confinement?

eviemcrae.blog

As part of a busy creative team, I’ve always been motivated and inspired by those around me. I’ve always been in awe of the talented designers who have brought life to my words, no matter how dry the subject matter. Gifted wordsmiths and copywriters have always pushed me to think beyond my comfort zone and …

Continue reading

Live. Love. Laugh. Create.

As a professional writer with a significant number of years under my belt in the publishing and corporate world, the decision to branch into longer prose was an emotionally challenging one. After all, my childhood dream was to write a book. My teenage dream and my early 20s dream was, yes you’ve guessed it, to write …

Continue reading

How do I know which genre is the right fit?

eviemcrae.com

In my previous post, I wrote about how liberating it can be to identify the genre of your book. If you have found yourself in a position where you just don’t know what genre your novel fits into, you’ve come to the right place. First of all you’re not alone. It’s an issue that many …

Continue reading

Benefits of knowing your genre

eviemcrae.com

Of all the issues I struggled with in the early days of writing my novel (some of which I’ll explore in later posts), the most challenging for me was genre. As with all writers who have a spark of an idea, I knew the rough story outline. However, there were so many elements in that …

Continue reading

Under starter’s orders

eviemcrae.com

So there I was ready to write ‘the’ novel. The one I have been living with in my mind for so many years.  I was excited, motivated, exhilarated – you name it – I was it! Until it hit me. Writing a novel is actually quite a daunting process (no shit Sherlock I hear you say)! I …

Continue reading

Why writers write!

eviemcrae.com

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I am so looking forward to the release of Harper Lee’s ‘prequel’ of To Kill a Mockingbird. I know many of her fans over the years begged her to write another, yet she declined to put pen to paper once more. Now, decades later, Harper has revealed …

Continue reading