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”

Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop

Last Sunday (17th March 2019), I attended The Art of Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop, run by the always amazing author, editor and director, Lauren Daniels. It was my first travel writing workshop as I usually focus on fiction writing, but this time I wanted to branch out and learn how to put some ofContinue reading “Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop”

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”

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”

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”