Sometimes you just have to rip up the first draft and start again. (And that’s okay.)

Writing a book is about much more than simply laying out the facts of the story. It should be about immersing people in that story with you. To do that, you need to work hard at identifying who is going to read your book, and why.

When I worked with Serena on her book, Up To Me, (published summer 2022) she had arrived at an impasse. She'd written a technically accurate book, but it wasn't the book she'd wanted to write.

So, if you're struggling to get your story the way you want it, I hope that hearing how Serena set things right will help you...