Julianne Alcott

Romance Adventure Writer


science fiction

New Beginnings…

It's almost time to put my first novel, The Ripmender, back online. Well, once I have sorted out the rather scary tax details on Amazon. I went to the financial lady at work and asked her what my TIN is.... Continue Reading →

Character Blog Hop. Introducing Cathy (Book: The Ripmender)

I was tagged by the lovely and photogenic Scarlett Van Dijk.  You can find the post about her character here: Scarlett's Biography Scarlett Van Dijk was born in 1993 in Geelong, Victoria, before soon moving to South Australia. Her... Continue Reading →

How to plan an epic fictional battle if you’re a girl

I’m sure there are women who study battle plans, but I am not one of them. I usually skim over those parts of a story, and cover my eyes if I’m watching a movie with a battle in it. Even... Continue Reading →

When your novel first goes into the world…

This is a momentous day! The publisher has said that it is time to release my novel into the world. Well at least a few chapters of it. I had never heard of Wattpad until recently. Apparently it is a... Continue Reading →

Too busy to get published…

I have actually found a publisher who is interested in my science fiction novel... I should be ecstatic. Yes, they do require me to make some changes, and have sent me notes on how to improve it, with an offer... Continue Reading →

A Cure for Writer’s Block

It started around August 2012. I had a bad year, filled with all those things that are supposed to be the most stressful situations in life. You know... divorce, losing a job, losing a home, losing loved ones. Having to... Continue Reading →


So here I am, waiting to hear from publishers again.It's quite a process to sift through a publisher's website and see if they match your novel. Then, to go through every detail of their submissions guide to make sure that... Continue Reading →

A New Adventure

Last night, I was doing the usual chores before going to bed, and I realised that I had an excited sense of anticipation, as if I was going on a holiday, or on a date. Neither of those are in... Continue Reading →

Synopses / synopseses / synopsi

Okay, so I have no idea how to spell the plural of "synopsis"!But I have to do them... I am almost ready to send my second novel to my publisher to have a look at. It will be the first... Continue Reading →

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