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GUEST POST ON THE HARLEQUIN SOLD! BLOG

 

Last year’s So You Think You Can Write contest brought forth a lot of wonderful stories and great writers. One particular favorite was Avril Tremayne who entered in the Harlequin Kiss and the Wattpad contests–and sold both titles! So how did this come about? 

 

Some Things Writers Want to Know:

 

What got you interested in writing?

The short answer is reading. I’ve always been a mad keen reader. I was one of those kids who read under the covers with a torch after lights out, and felt nervous if I didn’t have a big pile of unread books waiting for me.

 

 

What has been the most useful thing you’ve done to get to this point?

The best thing I did was to readjust my mindset. I’ve always led a hectic life, and I’ve had some very big corporate jobs, but to be a writer was always my dream. However, it’s one thing to want to be a writer and quite something else to do it – and it only really came together for me when I made writing an integral part of my life by doing it every day. That meant not only hanging in there when the writing was flowing, but also when I was producing absolute rubbish (like I did today I’m sorry to say). My career in public relations was excellent training for this, because so much of that was based on finding the words, writing and editing every single day across all media, and meeting some terrifyingly tight deadlines.

 

 

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