The Tower of London

Oh my goodness, I have so much to share with you but I haven’t had access to wifi for a while, so these updates are going to come well after the actual dates. But I hope this glimpse into my UK trip inspires your imagination as much as it does mine. Last week when myContinue reading “The Tower of London”

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”

Life and the act of creative writing

When life becomes stressful for me, one of the things I thoroughly enjoy doing is throwing my characters into conflict infested scenarios.  Then I sit there and wonder … how on earth are they going to get through this? Sometimes writing fiction is as challenging as navigating life itself. Life’s been very stressful for meContinue reading “Life and the act of creative writing”

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”

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”

Balance, Spirituality & Creativity – 2017

The transition from into 2017 has provided me with an opportunity to ponder where I am going and what I want in my life.  As a result of meditation, contemplation and my intuition, I have discovered my top three power words for 2017 are: Balance, Spirituality and Creativity 2017 will be a year of seeking to find balance inContinue reading “Balance, Spirituality & Creativity – 2017”

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”