October 31, 2017
Social media as a source of inspiration
I’ve been writing a lot in the past couple of weeks. In fact, I’ve completed several stories – and a few have been published. And I’ve developed the urge to see my words up in lights.
The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) is running...
June 19, 2017
EWF, NWC, workshopping, Writing Disability, Fan Fiction, YA’ll for Brunch. And words on the page!
The past week – and the weekend especially – has left me both energised and exhausted to the point where I can’t decide whether to get stuck into my MS or lie facedown on t...
February 12, 2017
Non-fiction writers: this one’s for you
*Applications for the 2017 HARDCOPY program are now closed. Good luck to all the applicants, and I look forward to meeting you all online!
Not too many things have me out of my chair doing an actual happy dance, but the news that...
December 1, 2016
Goals check: AKA Things I forgot to do
This year has been big. Busy big. Lots of unexpected pluses big. Lots of hits and misses big. BIG. So big I didn’t do my usual mid-year goal check.
In my usual tradition, I’ve left it to the almost last minute to look at my goals, w...
November 18, 2016
A step not to be missed
You’ve written your manuscript, redrafted, polished. You’re ready to send it to a publisher or agent. But there’s a vital and valuable step to take first: beta reading.
A beta read is when someone who’s not an editor or other industry professional...
Better late than never
May 6, 2019
The problem with prologues
May 31, 2018
Diary of a rewrite
May 15, 2018
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