This holiday season has looked very different to any that have gone before, and was very different for everyone depending on where they were in the world. Wherever you are, whatever degree of restrictions you are currently subject to, I hope that your holiday period was as enjoyable as humanly possible. I was very quiet... 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 →
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 →