Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
My books are available at all major digital retailers with soft back copies also available from Amazon, Createspace and other stores.
When I’m not writing fiction, I blog at, sharing my experiences of being a busy parent jugging working, writing, and more. Follow me there for my personal insights.


  1. January 27, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Great read! Yes I can relate to this!

    • January 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Me too! With my first book I self edited in a very linear way and began to zone out. I had to take some time apart from it as I almost had “manuscript blindness”. I definitely learned from that. With the third I am starting with the scenes which interest me the most, generally twisty turny things, introductions to new characters and the big plot reveals, I’ll fill in the link bits afterwards. So far I’m finding that my writing is fresh and the quality better. I won’t attempt a full first edit until I’m happy with the individual elements. It’s a new approach for me but it seems to be working – and less daunting than “oh my god I’ve got to write 90,000 words!”- it’s more “Today I just need to write scene X”.

      • January 27, 2016 / 10:29 pm

        I have taken a new approach with my new book too. I am not writing chapters, I am just chucking words down. I am not writing it in order, I am writing what I feel like creating. Have got 30k words in 4 weeks which is good going for me. I think I put so much pressure on my first draft.

        • January 27, 2016 / 10:35 pm

          I did exactly the same for writing the outline for my current WIP. I just vomited words on paper in a sort of self indulgent stream of consciousness and then carved it up afterwards into some sort of sense. I’ve culled quite a bit since and now picking up the “chunks” I feel most engaged with. It’s worked for me. I’m struggling with time and just picking up odd bits seems to be working in as much as I’m getting small bits done relatively frequently. Good luck with the new project!

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