My writing goals have transitioned well during this strange time. During lockdown, I have worked hard to get some tasks on my to-do list done, including re-publishing all of my previous releases to Kobo and Google Play Books. My travel goals have not transitioned so well. I've been faced with some very challenging questions during... Continue Reading →
I love hearing about people's dreams and goals, but I must admit over the years I have grown weary of hearing about people's goals but never seeing results. I know that things change for people- what I'm talking about the constant 'dreamers', those with shiny object syndrome, who always have fantastic new ideas but never... Continue Reading →
You will search for your own book in other books, and sometimes you will find works that inspire your own writing. But it will not be YOUR book, and that is why it is so important to get your story out there!
Last week I discovered the libraries here on the Gold Coast hold an event called 'Writing Fridays', a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. Writing Fridays have been on hold since the libraries closed, but they recently announced that Gold Coast writers could now join free virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from... Continue Reading →
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have read this book twice. The first time I read it with rose-coloured glasses expecting a book full of encouragement to follow your creative dreams no matter what. As a creative writer, I was somewhat disheartened by Liz's honesty about the reality of living a creative life. I... Continue Reading →
To quote the Radiohead song 'Karma Police'. Last night, I was sitting up past midnight writing this blog post, having just surfaced from an episode of seriously ugly crying. Its the pandemic. Its the hate crime. It all hit me all at once, and not for the first time. Since the 2020 shit show began,... Continue Reading →