Mindfulness, psychology, Writing

One minute meditation: How to focus on writing when you’re feeling distracted

How to focus on writing when you're feeling distracted- in less than sixty seconds!

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Mindfulness, psychology, Writing

5 Things Mindfulness Can Teach Writers

Mindfulness can teach you to develop a non-judgemental attitude, develop self-awareness, trust the process, enhance your creativity and focus your attention.

Book reviews

The Australian Bookshelf Blog features in the RWA’s Heartstalk Newsletter

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Renee from HeySaidRenee for a feature in the monthly newsletter Heartstalk, published by the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA). This month marks 5 years since I started my blog! My writing style has evolved over the years, as has my approach to reviews and book selection. I may  not… Continue reading The Australian Bookshelf Blog features in the RWA’s Heartstalk Newsletter

Author Interviews

Short Fiction Romance Competition at SFWG

I have recently published two short stories; Tuning In (self-published) and Last Chance Junction (Kellan Publishing) and was invited to join the Short Fiction Writer's Guild (SFWG) where members have access to their beta-reading program and writing resources. It's also a great place to check out articles about short fiction (up to 40,000 words) and hear… Continue reading Short Fiction Romance Competition at SFWG

General chit chat

Procrastinators Anonymous- Join the club!

I have just finished reading this fantastic article on procrastination by Jean at the self-styled life. And yes, of course I was in a procrastinating mood when I read it otherwise I would have been writing a post for my blog which I normally do on Friday evenings (but didn’t!) or I would have been… Continue reading Procrastinators Anonymous- Join the club!