The world has become an ‘instant’ place. Yet we seem impatient for more. More time and convenience.
I am not a reviewer, but I like to share my thoughts when I read a good book. (I am proud to say I am currently reading some great books by Australian writers.) A Guide To Berlin was written by one of my favourite Oz writers, Gail Jones. Don't get me wrong, I am not … Continue reading A Guide To Berlin by Gail Jones – my thoughts
In my last post I told you that I was easily distracted from writing, in reality suffering from the chronic malaise of procrastination. Then how did I manage to write more than 117,000 words in eight months you ask? Glad you asked. When I began my draft last year, I set myself a goal of … Continue reading If Anthony Trollope can do it, or 117,000 words 15 mins at a time.
I learned a few things about myself during this time, or to be more accurate, confirmed what I already knew- that I am easily distracted (otherwise known as procrastination), and that I am a proud, flag carrying...
Her publisher saw the story in a different light and persuaded her to rewrite it. If this is correct I am very glad she did. Because we can now enjoy both of these wonderful pieces of work.
We have all been there, that place where we fear we have lost our mojo.
I await my much anticipated copy of ‘Go Set A Watchman’ to arrive by snail mail. I want to feel this book in my hands while I read it, and when I have finished, to place it alongside its sister on the shelf. So I have resisted the pull to download it to my e-reader. … Continue reading Favourite classics from our childhood – leave them in the past?
When I tell friends and acquaintances that I write, so often they say - "I would love to write, but..." We all have excuses not to write, not to even start. I used them. Most likely you did too. Excuses are not valid reasons. So how to turn these excuses around and send them packing? … Continue reading 6 excuses not to be a writer – and how to turn them around
The Perth Writers Festival is over for another year and for me it abounded with inspiration, warmth, fun and fantastic weather. It is one of the highlights of my year, I anticipate the next one for months before it occurs and live off the memories for months after. Yes I am a 'tragic'. Australian writers … Continue reading Perth Writers Festival 2015
Nowhere did I find a commandment telling me Thou shall not write multiple third person POV because you are a novice writer.