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My writing week
It’s been a mixed bag of writing ups and downs. On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Writers Victoria’s Regional Ambassadors Forum. The forum looked at ways WV can increase opportunities for accessing quality events and resources for writers in regional areas in … Continue reading
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One year on from Brisbane…
So, this time last year I was on my way to Brisbane to take part in the QWC Hachette Manuscript development program. I was one of ten writers to attend the four-day retreat which featured one-on-one meetings with Hachette editors and … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged Hachette, Queensland Writers Centre, Writing 2 Comments
It’s good news week
I’ve had a pretty good couple of weeks in writing terms. First, I came second in a writing competition, one that I had forgotten I’d entered. Reading the judge’s report gave me food for thought – how other people see … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged characterisation, draft, first draft, plot, redrafting, trilogy, Writing, writing competition 1 Comment
Women’s fiction and ain’t love grand?
I attended a couple of sessions at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival yesterday – both with a focus on women’s fiction, women in fiction and women writers. The first discussed lit vs genre and dealt primarily with erotica. My take home … Continue reading
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Multi tasking: a good thing or spreading myself too thin?
I’m currently writing novel number two. The first one languishes, timid and shy, in the bottom drawer for fear of being laughed at. And with good reason. It’s pretty ordinary. And in the too hard basket for editing. The second … Continue reading
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Plunge in or plan it?
Are you a plunger or a planner? When I did a TAFE writing and editing course last year I learnt about the Snowflake method of writing long fiction. The basic premise is your centre and you add layer upon layer … Continue reading
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Genres, crossing the boundaries with your writing.
I had some happy news this week – I won a writing award (The Mary Grant Bruce Gippsland Writer in the FAW Literary Awards) for a children’s story and it was the second year in a row that I have … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged crime, cross-genre, fiction, genres, romance, spec fic, travel, Writing 4 Comments
Media star or waffling idiot?
Having had what I think of as the misfortune of being interviewed for local radio and local television in recent weeks I came to wonder at what point do writers become less camera shy and more at ease with putting … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged interview, media, Writing 2 Comments
Eclectic? Nothing wrong with that.
What’s wrong with being diverse? Nothing! I have come to notice just how eclectic my tastes in things like music, reading and cinema are. And it’s reflected in my writing where I’ve dabbled in romance, historical, comedy, horror and everything in … Continue reading
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I’m just a little excited that on Monday night, after 30 years of waiting, I am finally going to see Duran Duran in concert. Whilst the days of believing I was going to marry John Taylor are long behind me, … Continue reading
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