Nov
14
No Small Shame – The Dreaded Edit

The dreaded round one edit for my novel wasn?t so bad! After all! I wasn?t sure what to expect for my first novel-length edit. My previously published work has either been short fiction for children that I can truthfully say had very few changes made to the words, or short … Read More

Jul
02

Standing up to work is a growing trend, though it seems Ernest Hemingway always wrote standing up due to a WW1 war injury. Only he stood at a typewriter balanced on a bookcase according to a 1954 interview?with George Plimpton in The Paris Review. “He stands in a pair of … Read More

Aug
10

When one of my blog commenters, a new writer, asked me a couple of posts ago what tips did I have for new writers, I thought why not share them in a blog post too. Write every day Read widely ? the masters, classics, short stories, poetry and contemporary fiction. … Read More

May
01

  After lots of emails crossing paths in the ether all week from various writing buddies… I?m putting it out there. How can we writers inspire, buoy, encourage and fool ourselves into keeping steadfast on our journey to publication? More often than not, it?s a long, long haul from Point … Read More

Apr
05

Literally! And if a writer doesn?t stretch and move and shake those lower back muscles, boy, can they scream at you ? just as my sciatic nerve has been screeching at me all week. “Do you have to write?” asked my physio. Well, it is my income, my passion and … Read More

Mar
15

?Are you French? No, then set your novel in Australia. Write what you know!? ?Words to spark a blogpost and debate. The jury is out on my Google search into who first spoke the words Write what you know, though Mark Twain and William Faulkner seem to be the main-listed … Read More

Feb
27

This time last year I made a vow – after discovering a tiny baby bird alive but flopped on our back deck with a bleeding cut on its back – that if Mrs Pigeon showed any sign of setting up house this year, I would wave her off sans h?sitation. … Read More

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