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What happens when inspiration strikes

Date: August 16th, 2022, Posted by mollie

Dear friends,

I just recorded a FB live and thought you might enjoy a little insight into my writing process and how real-life happenings inspire my books. I’d love to know what storyline resonates best with you.

Love Mollie

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Writer’s Life: Love In Wellington

Date: August 9th, 2022, Posted by mollie

In between writing love stories, I love to paint…which explains, in part, why so many of
my stories have art-related themes. My new release, Love In Venice is a great example, and I’ve been super happy with the lovely reviews, which confirm people love sensuous love stories against a backdrop of art and architecture. Lynn just posted this lovely review.

It’s been super fun to be back in my home town Wellington, New Zealand, for the New Zealand Romance Writer’s Conference and to see so many of my writing friends. I’m also teaching my painting techniques during my Wellington Art Retreat. It’s being held in the beautiful Home of Compassion which is just the best, most perfect setting. The weather has been wild, windy and lashing with rain, but inside, our hearts are singing and shining, and we don’t notice the storm that rages.

In its simplest form, ‘Retreat‘, means ‘to withdraw, to drawback.’ We have loved doing just that. The silence and serenity of this very special place is incredible. And of course, creating art (and writing) is very meditative and for me, a very spiritual practice and source of strength. Having just finished writing Love In Venice it’s lovely to retreat from writing and engage in a different form of creativity and share the beauty of creating art with others.

A retreat is a special time where we can take time to connect with each other, contemplate and renew our purpose and motives, and work on one or more specific goals—in this case, painting and connecting with our deepest self. People often mistake any group planning or training meeting for a retreat. It’s completely different and much more special and sacred—and silent, too.

Grounds, Home of Compassion, Island Bay New Zealand
Carol, playing with paint

Wellington is also the setting for one of my popular stories from the Sassy Short Stories collection, Twist of Fate. Click this link to GRAB A FREE COPY. It’s a funny, laugh-out-loud story—and don’t we need that right now!

Have a great week, full of fun moments and happy days,

love, Mollie

P.S. I love making book trailers for my love stories…it’s so much fun. Take a peek at the one I created for my new release, Love In Venice

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