It's Easter Saturday and I'm on a roll. I would like to introduce you to another of my Jersey Writer's Group members, Juanita Shield-Laignel, features writer and editor for The Jersey Life.
I am fortunate enough to be a member of the Jersey Writer’s Social Group. We meet once a week to toss ideas around and get friendly feedback from other members on our own writing. We all share a love of writing and there is nothing quite like hanging out with like-minded people. We also share the same ambition, to see our work in print. Some of our members have already been published and Dreena Collins is one of them.
I have spent the last few days rewriting the synopsis for my current work-in-progress. Like with everything else involved in writing a novel, the deeper you go the harder it gets. Three and a half years ago, although not for the best of reasons, I found myself in the position where I was free to write... Continue Reading →
It is becoming clear that writing a cracking opening chapter is something I have yet to master. You have to engage your reader during the first three pages of your novel. Your opening chapter needs to be kick-ass and a killer first line is essential. My First Line: "Lisa Grant struggled to open the rain-swollen... Continue Reading →
Lisa Grant leaves the UK to start a new life in The Algarve working at her Father's vineyard. When her ancient landrover breaks down at the Portsmouth ferry terminal unreliable old flame, Rory arrives and is also headed for Portugal, so they continue their journey together deciding to take their time driving through Spain and Portugal.
Lisa falls into bed with Jack Wilde during the early hours of the morning after her twenty-first birthday party. There is no doubt in his mind how much he loves her, but for Lisa, it will take a little longer to realise how much she cares about him.
Defining Moments - The Truth is Out. A ten-year-old Lisa Grant finds out the truth about why her Father left home when she was six.
The Universe tends to throw things at you in threes. Lisa had survived corporal punishment inflicted by her deranged governess, Miss Laverty, coped with the loss of her much-loved nanny, Eileen and was about to be hit by a third devastating blow.