Exploring Short Fiction

Short story writing is a true art as far as I am concerned. It’s economical, punchy and a great way to polish up fiction writing skills. But … I haven’t been writing short fiction much. From time to time I have taken dreams (and nightmares) I’ve had and written them into short stories, but theyContinue reading “Exploring Short Fiction”

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”

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”

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”

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”