It feels like so much of our lives are on 'hold' at the moment, but should your novel be on hold too?
A new year, a new plan. Last year, I had a big goal in regards to my writing career. This year, I just want to stay on track, write regularly and keep moving forward. In recent months, the thought of sitting at my keyboard and having to produce a word count felt utterly overwhelming. The more… Continue reading Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand
If staying motivated to write wasn’t hard enough, now us writers have to battle numb hands that are reluctant to type. Here are my seven tips for writers to stay warm this winter.
Last month I made great gains with my WIP (work in progress). I was super excited about my story. It was the big bright shiny thing that had consumed my creative mind for several months. I've been trying my hand at planning and plotting rather than pantsing my way through as I usually do, and it… Continue reading Getting a handle on plot points (or not)
My essay 'the anchor that is writing' was featured over on the website of a wonderfully supportive fellow Australian writer Louise J Allen who will soon have her debut novel released into the wild (Jan 2018).
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I recently read an article about what makes people stop reading a book. It got me thinking about my own reading habits. I've always been an avid reader and when I started up this blog five years ago (!!) my reading tastes rapidly expanded. I had review requests on backlog and was reading 10-20 books a month.… Continue reading What makes you STOP reading?
Plenty of great events for readers and writers have been scheduled for 2012, some have been and gone but there are many more coming up over the next few months. I’d like to share some of the ones I’ve had my eye on and the ones I’ve signed up for. I’d love to hear if… Continue reading Upcoming readers and writers festivals 2012