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”

Dream Interpretation, Art & Writing

I’m starting this blog post off with some shameless self-promotion. Today I got inspired and made a youtube video on how you can use dream interpretation to help you with your art and writing.  Or … at the very least, I had a go at it. Here’s the video. I had loads of fun makingContinue reading “Dream Interpretation, Art & Writing”

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”

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”

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”

The Novelist’s Helper

Tonight, I’ve been writing up my outline cards for Chapters 1 through to 23 of The Misadventures of Tuppence Weatherstorm. And I have a little helper. Miss Poppy is The Novelist’s Helper! I’m pretty sure she’s been giving me cat advice on the ragdoll cat in my story. She tells me to relax and haveContinue reading “The Novelist’s Helper”

Doodling in my Art Diary

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time to reflect on what we have achieved and what we might want to achieve in the coming year of 2014. 2013 has been a pretty good year for me.  I have created a lot of arty stuff including drawings, some paintings and jewellery. I met theContinue reading “Doodling in my Art Diary”