When I decided to write Love & Freedom, a book about an American woman coming to England to find her English mother, I spotted an obvious pitfall.
I’m not American.
I was born in Germany and carted around in the wake of the British army.
And then she read the entire manuscript for me and pointed out all kinds of errors I didn’t even know were errors.
I got so far into the heart and head of Honor, using this method, that I’m actually not quite out of it, although the book is written, edited, produced and goes on sale on 1 June. I keep automatically ‘translating’ or thinking about how eccentric English people seem or what a cool place Brighton is. I’ve even been known to exclaim, ‘Holy freakin’ Joe!’ I feel quite proud.
Love & Freedom will be published by Choc Lit on 1 June 2011. You can preorder it now or read the first two chapters. And you can listen to a recording of the FREE prequel chapter here.
Sue Moorcroft writes romantic novels of dauntless heroines and irresistible heroes for Choc Lit. Combining that success with her experience as a creative writing tutor, she’s written a ‘how to’ book, Love Writing – How to Make Money From Writing Romantic and Erotic Fiction (Accent Press). Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles and courses and is the head judge for Writers’ Forum. She's a Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner.
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All of Sue’s Choc Lit novels and Love Writing are available as ebooks.