UPDATE: New Releases

Hello hello! I've been quiet on the blog front for the past few months, as I have been so busy with study and working on my two new releases, Bedouin Boy and Grave Bargains, ahead of their release dates on Halloween and Friday the 13th of November. I am still sharing my Daily Writing Inspiration... Continue Reading →

Writing What My Soul Needs Right Now

I admit I had a bit of a meltdown last night. I live in Tweed Heads, in the Norther Rivers region on the Far North Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Tweed Heads is right on the border with Queensland. The suburb of Coolangatta is on the Queensland side, and our two suburbs are... Continue Reading →

Believe in your dreams, even now.

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 →

Letting Go

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 →

Name A Book That Changed Your Life

  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 →

For a minute there, I lost myself.

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 →

Being Creative in Survival Mode

I know that I am in an incredibly fortunate position whilst in lockdown. My stress levels are relatively low, and for the most part I am able to enjoy being stuck at home, and have the privilege of having the mental and emotional energy to be creative and productive during this time. This time last... Continue Reading →

Productivity vs Creativity

Reflecting on the pressure I have been placing on myself got me thinking about something I've been observing on social media lately. I've observed a lot of people hitting back at 'Lockdown Motivators' and the notion that if you are not using this downtime to be productive you are somehow wasting it. Reminding us all... Continue Reading →

Releasing the Pressure.

Last night I came down with a cervicogenic headache. The result of way too much time spent sitting at the computer over the past few weeks, putting unnecessary stress on myself to be productive with all this extra free time. I recently finished typing the revised edition of my book Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story... Continue Reading →

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