February 8, 2018

Retreats are a disruption; they force you into a new writing headspace. They are a refuge from cats and kids, from the distraction of chores and everyday minutia – and the internet. Sometimes a few hours camped out at the coffee shop or in a park is enough. A retreat c...

October 27, 2014

WeCoNaMo. It’s a thing.

It’s that time of year again, when strings of words are shortened to new conglomerations of letters that mean little to those not in the know. They are the Brangelina, Tomkat or Shamy of the writing and illustration business.

I came across these a...

June 20, 2014

A writers’ group or professional organisation can help develop confidence

Writing can be an isolating endeavour. It’s rarely collaborative – at least in the early stages, when you’re drawing out ideas into coherent stories. Time dissolves as you struggle over phrases, f...

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