29 Days and Counting Down

I’m 29 days away from flying from Australia to England to attend David Farland‘s Fantasy Fiction Writing Course. I am excited and still catching up on all the work I need to do to be fully prepped for the course. I have been creating characters, working on my settings and figuring out the main conflictsContinue reading “29 Days and Counting Down”

Learning Photography

Last weekend I started learning the basics of my Canon DSLR which resulted in some photos that I loved. This week, I finished going through the Skillshare.com online course and put some of my new knowledge to use. Here is Miss Poppy suffering a long photo shoot session. I used the Av mode on myContinue reading “Learning Photography”

Learning a new creative skill

Last weekend, after doing some minimising of ‘stuff’ in my house, I wanted to do something creative and different. I wanted to learn a new skill. So, I decided it was time to take the DSLR Camera (my friend owns it and I borrow it from time to time – he’s good to me likeContinue reading “Learning a new creative skill”

How to See & Draw using Negative Space

Well … I said I’d do it and I’ve done it. After a month of learning and multiple attempts at shooting video, I have finally created a short Skillshare art class called, How to See & Draw using Negative Space. It was quite a challenge to work out how to break down the steps ofContinue reading “How to See & Draw using Negative Space”

A little bit of skull action

Three skulls created with indian ink in my visual diary. Artist: Selina Shapland Created 15/3/2018 Tonight I came home and decided it was time to do some art. So I got online to my new favourite creative site and did a great class on Skillshare.com about how to draw skulls. It’s taught by this amazingContinue reading “A little bit of skull action”

My Creative Projects

A while ago I decided that I’d let my art slide by the wayside just a little too much and so I found this fabulous site called skillshare.com. I joined and took a few short courses on art and had a great time. On one of the classes, I put up a project of aContinue reading “My Creative Projects”

Creative Writing Courses 2017 in Brisbane, Australia

I love sharing creative writing tips and when quality courses come along, I want to share them with you. If you’re based in Brisbane and have been looking for a group of creative writers that will help you to develop your skills, I recommend checking out Brisbane Writers Workshop courses.  They will help you to develop valuable writing skillsContinue reading “Creative Writing Courses 2017 in Brisbane, Australia”

Learning the Art and Craft of Fiction

My first novel manuscript has had an assessment by the brilliant editors from Brisbane Writers Workshop, and I couldn’t be happier with the guidance I have received. I’ve received layers of feedback on the overall story, the plot, the theme, the characters, scenes that don’t do the story justice and those that do, and soContinue reading “Learning the Art and Craft of Fiction”

A Vlog on Books and Fiction Blitz

Here’s my first video blog.  Here I chat about going to Fiction Blitz with Brisbane Writers Workshop and the books I’m reading and learning from. If you watch the video, I seem to be really up close and personal.  Believe me, it didn’t appear to record that way but when I uploaded it to YouTubeContinue reading “A Vlog on Books and Fiction Blitz”

Brisbane Fiction Writing Courses

There are two excellent quality creative/novel writing courses coming up in Brisbane in August and September, 2016.  I’m pretty excited and wanted to recommend them, just in case you have a book you’ve always wanted to write or know of someone who might like to enroll. I’ve been personally taught by Lauren Daniels from BrisbaneContinue reading “Brisbane Fiction Writing Courses”