Creative Changes and Coaching

I’ve been writing this blog since 2013 (if my memory serves me), and it’s always been about sharing my love of creativity, my art, writing and inspiring others to be creative in some way, however, in January 2021, two things happened in my life that will impact the way I do things here. First, IContinue reading “Creative Changes and Coaching”

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”

Art, Writing and Scotland

I’m circling back around to my arty side this year. In recent years, I have taken a big break from painting and drawing. I needed a breather but now I have realised just how much I have missed my art practice. So, I got myself a moleskine art journal (my first one) and have startedContinue reading “Art, Writing and Scotland”

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”

I really should be writing my novel

I have the day off work and I’m sitting in my cattery, in my wonderful big green lush comfy writing chair and … I’m surfing the internet and cyber… do I call it, stalking? Or is it that I’m really just a fan? Curious, inspired and interested about my newest fav author? Anyway, I’m choosingContinue reading “I really should be writing my novel”

Stephen King’s top tips for writers

Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons I was surfing Facebook and found this great article on Open Culture. It was titled, Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers and I had to share it with you. Of course I’ve read On Writing by Stephen King. It’s a must read for anyone with a passionContinue reading “Stephen King’s top tips for writers”

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”

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”

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”