Category Archives: Writing/Submissions Advice

Just Finish It: Charish Reid Shares Her Writing Process


by Cherish Reid, author of The Write Escape Not unlike the Nike motto “Just Do It,” my writing mantra has always been “JUST FINISH IT.” I have no problem with the doing or the starting; it’s the follow-through that eludes me. I can’t tell you how many exciting writing projects I’ve started with the hopes […]

Dos and Don’ts of Writing Recurring Heroes (Part 2)


After completing the Chaos Station series, I told myself I’d never write a series with recurring heroes again. It’s hard! There’s so much to balance as you try to move the characters and the story forward. But it’s so satisfying for both the writer and the reader when it’s done right. So when I had […]

Dos and Don’ts of Writing Recurring Heroes (Part 1)


The books found in Layla Reyne’s Agents Irish and Whiskey series, Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS series, Josh Lanyon’s All’s Fair series or the Chaos Station series I cowrote with Kelly Jensen have one thing in common: a recurring main couple. They’re a little different than your typical romance series, which tend to feature a new couple […]

5 Helpful Writing Tips You Need To Create An Amazing Story


As 2018 comes to an end, Carina Press is looking back on a fantastic year. One of our favorite things to do is post fun and helpful writing tips from our talented authors. We’ve rounded up top 5 follower favorite writing tips that will get you all the way to inspired! Enjoy  #amwriting It’s #TipTuesday! […]

How to Not Throw Up on “The Call”


On the final day of the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference, I was pitched out. I’d put a lot of pressure on myself to finish writing my first novella. I’d pulled late nights and pushed aside my usual self-care regimes to break through the Oh my God, no one will ever publish this! pain […]