Oct
31
HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency 2019

When I first saw the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) announcement of their inaugural Colleen McCullough Residency, I was blown away by the generosity of the prize and the amazing opportunity open to all eligible attendees at the 2019 HNSA Conference in Sydney last weekend. Who wouldn?t want to spend … Read More

Apr
05

It?s time for me to get back to blogging, but, from now on, without always spending hours researching or pedantically connecting all my posts to serious writing subjects, which takes away from real, actual writing time. At the beginning of a new novel project real writing is top of my … Read More

Sep
07
Oh, what a feeling..!

That feeling when your brand new story/character/world becomes real and ? OMG, it/he/she speaks to you! Especially when you feared after finishing your previous project (of many drafts and years) that the same passion might never strike you again. Despite reading many blogs/interviews/author biographies to the contrary ? the promise … Read More

Jun
18

The thing I love about being part of SCBWI (Vic) is the support of fellow creationists who share and care and encourage each other. So standing up to speak in front of a large group?of them last Saturday to share my Varuna Fellowship experience was a real pleasure, actually fun, … Read More

Mar
03

I have been tagged by lovely and prolific writer and friend Alison Reynolds to share my writing process in the “Tagged” blog tour. A bit of a worry since, as a child, I was “Chris of the Scabby Knees”, more likely to fall over than tag anyone. So just as … Read More

Jan
16

…because it?s Month of Poetry. Yay! What an inspirational way to launch the year and reinvigorate the writing muscle. Month of Poetry is run every year in January by the very talented and lovely?Kathryn (Kat) Apel?who gives experienced and novice poets alike a forum to write and post a poem … Read More

Nov
12

Today I?m excited to welcome award-winning author/publisher Paul Collins?to share his experience writing across genres and celebrate the launch of not just one, but two new books. Paul is best known for The Quentaris Chronicles, which he co-edits with Michael Pryor, The Jelindel Chronicles, The Earthborn Wars and The World … Read More

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