A Guide To Berlin by Gail Jones – my thoughts

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

If Anthony Trollope can do it, or 117,000 words 15 mins at a time.

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.

Favourite classics from our childhood – leave them in the past?

Books by Mary Wesley

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?

6 excuses not to be a writer – and how to turn them around

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

Perth Writers Festival 2015

Matilda Bay

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