On Saturday, I became the President of the Gold Coast Writer’s Association. The Gold Coast Writer’s Association (or GCWA for short) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and support writers from all genres, age groups, and levels of experience, to grow, learn, and excel in their craft. I attended my first GCWA meeting back... Continue Reading →
'Just keep following the heartlines on your hand'. A few years ago I stumbled across a piece of writing from the New York Times called 'Musicians' by David Ackert. I have carried this piece of writing with me since, and it is by far one of the singlemost inspiring texts I have ever read. The... 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 →
Learn to enjoy the writing and publishing process as a journey to be traveled, not a destination to arrive at.
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 →
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 →