We writers hear it all the time “Five Books Every Writer Must Read” or “Young writers should read past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” And there’s also a lot out there about why we should read (we’ll learn to start in the action, that… Continue reading Why I Still Learn From Reading
This week I thought I’d share some more news – first, I’m applying for a residency at Varuna. If you’re a writer you should check out Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators 2017 here. I’m sure there’ll be tonnes of applications and the odds of getting in will be long, but I’m already finding… Continue reading Residency and Reviews
When I read a book, or listen to a song, there is always a standout line that defines the story. But sometimes, the story can be filled with them. Do you ever get that? I just finished reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and got exactly that. I just had to share them here,… Continue reading The Most Beautiful Lines
Writers socialising over wine books Before I continue with my Unlucky 13: One Reader’s Top 13 Hates in Writing, I want to digress. Sorry to leave you in suspense for another week. This week, I had the chance to listen to Natasha Lester talk about writing to Valerie Khoo of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Now,… Continue reading 4½ Reasons You Should Go To Writer’s Nights
It’s been hard to design a new website while still trying to write, edit my work-in-progress, hold down a full time job, and live. Maybe if I cut down my social media time. Hmmmm. Anyway, here it is! Welcome to my new website, and let me know what you think!