DSC_0983-01Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She’s strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their pets. Novel Girl is her blog which spotlights her books, but also her love for other books.

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  1. Love honest posts about what it is sometimes like to be a writer. I’m going through that “I’ll never be that goo”‘ ATM, reading Liane Moriaty’s The Husband’s Secret. So I went to check if I had any new reviews on Amazon. (That would either make me feel better or be the proverbial straw…!!!) Thankfully, it was all good. So I am back into the next ms. (After I stop procrastinating on FB!

    • First thing I totally approve of you procrastinating on FB if it means you find my blog posts.

      Okay, now…other thing: don’t look at reviews! Mine kill me when I look. You find the bad with the good. Reviews are bad things for authors to look at. For me, anyway.

  2. Hi Novel Girl,

    The fact that you have already got 1,856 followers within 8 month blogging is admirable. It speaks much of your quality. I’m your 1857th, by the way.:-)

    Nice to find another Aussie writer. My tragedy of not finding Aussie writer in the blogosphere has come to an end. Yiha!

    Have a lovely night and I’ll look forward to reading your posts!:-)

    Subhan Zein

    • Well, I have to tell you a secret. WordPress has done an awesome job at making all its bloggers look amazing. It must gather my followers from all my social network accounts. See on WordPress, I only have 378 followers. Muahaha.

      Thank you for following me. When I see a new follower my heart leaps out and my day gets better. Thank you for being in this elite group😀 lol

      Hope to hear more about you from the comments on my upcoming posts. Thanks for the follow!

      • Well, that’s an interesting revelation. Thank you for the secret. I suppose it is right that our neighbor’s grass always looks greener than ours. So apart from WordPress, what other social networks that have helped you amassing the huge number of followers, if I may ask?

        Yes, I’m gladly following and am looking forward to reading your upcoming posts.:-) I guess I could learn a lot from the posts of another aspiring writer. And hey, you’re in Melbourne, so that’s only 658 kms from here. Great to find another Aussie blogger!

        So now I’m a member of an alite group, hey? Cool. What an honor. I’m delighted.:-)

        Come and visit my blog. You surely wouldn’t want to miss a chance of becoming an RSVP as my follower, would you?

        Nah, sorry, I was joking. Just take the tour, and if you’re not happy with what you read, don’t bother following-fair enough. I am not even sure whether my 502 followers knew what they were doing. LOL

        Subhan Zein

        • So who makes up your 502 bloggers then? Mine is comprised of Twitter and WordPress, but that doesn’t make up all the numbers. Maybe my Facebook followers account for the rest? I’m seriously considering changing my “About” page to your set up. Seriously awesome. Yes, I did feel right at home.

          Good luck with your book, Malula. I didn’t see any Amazon books to check it out.😦

          • OK. Understand now. If Facebook followers are also added, my followers should be more than 600. Apparently they aren’t. My 502 comprises of primarily WordPress bloggers and email followers. That’s all. I’ve got no Twitter, neither do I have Linkedn.

            Malula is not on Amazon yet. If you read the section on it, you’ll find the book is published in Indonesian language.

            Subhan Zein

  3. Just popping by to say hi. Thanks for the visit and nice comments:) It’s nice to read someone who is so passionate about getting the writing right.

    My next book is going to be along thriller-ish lines (way outside my comfort zone), so it will be helpful to get the benefit of your experience! I look forward to following you.

    • Welcome to Novel Girl (wow, that sounded cooler in my head).

      I’m about to launch into expanding a reader audience for my novel so I’m postin on thrillers soon and will be chatting about the genre in the future!

  4. Hi Bret,

    WordPress becomes all too easy after a couple of weeks.

    For a writing/book blog like mine, I suggest you add an “about” and “contact” page, at least. Other pages such as book suggestions or your previous achievements/publications is a good idea. Make use of “Widgets” down the side column. Good luck!

  5. Thanks for the blog! I’ve been looking for a good one with writing tips. I haven’t seen too many of your posts, but do you ever write about promotion/publishing? I’m struggling to get started there.

    • I have been meaning to do more on promotion/publishing. If you have anything, let me know so I can do a post in a particular issue. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you like my blog. Try my publishing category for what I’ve done there. I’ve also done a post on my blog success (promotion-type) under the blogging category.

      • Thank you so much! I’m new to wordpress, do you mind if I take a few formatting tips from your blog? I just added a “My publications” section to my blog, modeled after yours.

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  7. I wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting my site and for leaving a footprint. You have a wonderfully informative blog here, full of great tips and suggestions for writers. Much luck in your editing career, and I hope your novel is a best seller!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog, Sandy Sue. I love connecting with other bloggers and I’ve discovered what a wonderful world the writing community is:) I appreciate your support. Now fingers crossed on my novel.

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  10. Looks like I am twice late in nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. But I think that just shows that your blog is really great. I appreciate all of your posts about writing. Lots and lots of great information here. Thank you.

  11. Thanks for following my blog. I really like what I have found on yours. You have a great insight and I will definitely come back here often to see what else you write about. It will be a great help to my writing. Thanks again.

  12. Hello, and once again thank you for all the good advice on your blog:)
    I wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award, but then I saw that you have already received it.
    So when I publish the post tomorrow, I’ll just link to you as a side note.
    I hope you don’t mind:)

  13. Rebecca, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed yours. ‘Course I’m especially interested in your book reviewing and interviews. Uh, do you have a covered kitty litter? Dogs do love excavating in it. Burp.

  14. Hi Rebecca:)
    I see we are practically neighbors. You live in one of my favourite cities. Lucky you!
    Good luck with the editing and the writing. Hopefully soon your fiction will come out and play in the daylight and even get some spotlight shining on it.:)
    – Kim

    • Thanks for your kind words!

      eBooks, Amazon, Smashwords, and the lot of them have me excited. If I thought I was nervous/excited/stressed now, I’m waiting to think what I’m going to be like when I know that I’ve got a short story collection ready for publication! Eek.

      Good luck with your novel!

      P.S. It’s suuuuper awesome to have a fellow Australian blogee:)

  15. Definitely following your blog. Also kind of helps that we’re in the same age group, lol! It is time to end the relationship with the writer’s block and embrace clear writing. Thank you for this!:)

    • No worries! You can always leave me a suggestion on what you want to see more of.

      I also made a poll 2 weeks ago on the day I created the blog asking what my readers want to see more of.

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