Fiction Coaching – What I’m learning

I’m about 30% the way through my fiction coaching course now and have taken on some lovely practice coaching clients. This has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and to stretch myself. It has been such a good experience for me and I am now able to use all the writing skillsContinue reading “Fiction Coaching – What I’m learning”

Sunflowers and the Arty Lifestyle

I couldn’t walk past a trio of sunflowers while out shopping for essential groceries. The bright yellow drew my eye and I whisked the sunflowers from the bucket and into my basket without a second of hesitation. I new the moment I saw their pretty faces that I wanted to draw them and paint themContinue reading “Sunflowers and the Arty Lifestyle”

Ramping up my Art Practice

In the last month I’ve ramped up my daily art practice. Sketching and using water colour paints in my sketch books most of the time. I’ve also been to another life drawing class, attended my first water colour painting class and today, I have just finished a Sktchy course on cross hatching. So if you’reContinue reading “Ramping up my Art Practice”

Contest, Critique & Editing

I’m proud to tell you that my manuscript, The Living Death of Toddy James, was ranked 19 out of 127 submissions in the apprentice level of the 2018 Ink & Insights contest. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a fantastic result. The 2018 Ink & Insight Contest was the first major critique contest I haveContinue reading “Contest, Critique & Editing”

UK here I come

Tomorrow I fly out of Australia and will be on my way to the UK for a month. I am super excited to be starting my holiday. So it’s packing time and Miss Poppy decided it was time to check out the interior of my suitcase. Rocket tolerated some photos with me which I tookContinue reading “UK here I come”

Writing – Paranormal and Fantasy Fiction

A couple of weeks ago a new character came into my imagination. I knew what she looked like and I had a good sense of who she was. It was like being visited by a the soul of a real person. I grabbed my iPad, opened a new Scrivener project and jotted down everything I’dContinue reading “Writing – Paranormal and Fantasy Fiction”

Phases of Writing my Novel – A Discovery

I’ve learned there are many phases of writing my┬ánovel. Some phases are challenging as I struggle to birth the words and scenes that will make my story come to life. And some phases are filled with excitement and joy as my creativity soars and the words spill onto the page without effort. In this postContinue reading “Phases of Writing my Novel – A Discovery”