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”

Life Drawing

Recently, I decided it was time to start sharpening my observation and drawing skills. So, I did a bit of research and found a fortnightly life drawing class held in Caloundra, Queensland. I’ve been to two sessions so far. The first one had a male model the second had a female model. They were greatContinue reading “Life Drawing”

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”

Through Fear and into Creativity

Since returning from the UK, I have been taking a little break from writing new stories and have been working on polishing up my manuscript, The Living Death of Toddy James. I received some good feedback from the Ink & Insights 2018 Critique my Novel contest and decided it was time to submit my manuscriptContinue reading “Through Fear and into Creativity”

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 novel. 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”

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”

Lauren Daniels notes from the Writers Group Convention 2016 Presentation

Lauren Daniels of the Brisbane Writers Workshop gave an excellent talk at the Writers Group Convention 2016 on the following topics: The Marketing Side: 3 Elements of Your Publishing Pitch 7 Tips: Strong Synopsis Unpacking the Editor: What You Can Expect I recommend checking out this blog post (link below) from the Writers Group ConventionContinue reading “Lauren Daniels notes from the Writers Group Convention 2016 Presentation”

Fiction Blitz with Brisbane Writers’ Workshop

On Sunday 28th August 2016, I’ll be heading off to a Fiction Blitz workshop with Brisbane Writers’ Workshop. I’m pretty excited because every time I attend a course run by Lauren Daniels and Josh Brockbank, I come away with a sense of creative delight, new ways of approaching story and practical tools that I canContinue reading “Fiction Blitz with Brisbane Writers’ Workshop”