If you think you don’t have the time to write, think again. Five minutes listening to Lia Weston talk about her writing life will have you racing to your keyboard, or notepad, or jotting down notes with one hand while you answer the phone with the other. Lesson one: there is always time write if you make it. Lesson two: immerse yourself in your writing every chance you get, even if it’s only half an hour, no excuses. Lia has a great article on writing a debut novel where she lists the real lessons she’s learned on her way to writing her latest novel – my favourite is that it must be written before it can be rewritten. You can read the article – along with Lia’s Writing Novels Blog Series – and find out about her new novel, Those Pleasant Girls, here. I also have a couple of her novels to give away, courtesy of Pan Macmillan (pop over to my FB page to find out how). Oh, in her real life Lia runs a bicycle shop with her handsome hero hubby in the wine country of the Adelaide Hills. Can it get any better?