Welcome to My New Book Club!

I love chatting to people about books. And I’m sure most of you love chatting about books too. So, brand new for this year, I’ve created a Video Book Club! Each month I’ll record a short video where I talk about

Welcome to My New Book Club!

I love chatting to people about books. And I’m sure most of you love chatting about books too. So, brand new for this year, I’ve created a Video Book Club! Each month I’ll record a short video where I talk about

“Pantsing” vs Plotting and Other Useful Literary Terms

The lovely Jenn J McLeod invited me to be part of a blog hop about the writing process so here is my response. Where do I start? Probably by admitting that my writing process has multiple personalities! Before we get

“Pantsing” vs Plotting and Other Useful Literary Terms

The lovely Jenn J McLeod invited me to be part of a blog hop about the writing process so here is my response. Where do I start? Probably by admitting that my writing process has multiple personalities! Before we get

What I’m Working On in 2014

I know I’m always saying that one of the keys to writing is to be consistent—to write regularly. Well, rules are made to be broken as the cliche goes and today I’m here to talk about why taking a break

What I’m Working On in 2014

I know I’m always saying that one of the keys to writing is to be consistent—to write regularly. Well, rules are made to be broken as the cliche goes and today I’m here to talk about why taking a break

When is the Right Time to do a Novel Writing Course?

I have been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I’d answer it here. Firstly, a disclaimer. I’m a huge advocate of writing courses. Of good writing courses. I teach them, so yes, I do have a vested

When is the Right Time to do a Novel Writing Course?

I have been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I’d answer it here. Firstly, a disclaimer. I’m a huge advocate of writing courses. Of good writing courses. I teach them, so yes, I do have a vested

Australian Women Writers Challenge Round-Up

2013 was the first year in which I participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, the goal of which is to promote the reading and discussion of books written by Australian women writers. This is obviously a topic dear to

Australian Women Writers Challenge Round-Up

2013 was the first year in which I participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, the goal of which is to promote the reading and discussion of books written by Australian women writers. This is obviously a topic dear to

A Best Books List (For Kids and Grown-Ups) That’s Not the Same as Everyone Else’s!

I’ve been reading through all the lists of best books of 2013 and they are all very same-y. The Christmas book catalogues are also astonishingly alike. I’m sure the books featured are all terrific but you could be forgiven for

A Best Books List (For Kids and Grown-Ups) That’s Not the Same as Everyone Else’s!

I’ve been reading through all the lists of best books of 2013 and they are all very same-y. The Christmas book catalogues are also astonishingly alike. I’m sure the books featured are all terrific but you could be forgiven for

A 10 Year Old Girl With a Padlocked Diary

When I was young, say around 10, I used to keep a diary. It had a pink and green cover with a padlock on the side so I could keep out all who wanted to prise open its covers and

A 10 Year Old Girl With a Padlocked Diary

When I was young, say around 10, I used to keep a diary. It had a pink and green cover with a padlock on the side so I could keep out all who wanted to prise open its covers and

Writers Ask Writers: What Tools Do You Need to Help You Write?

Special pens? Music? Magic spells? What are the tools that help you get your book written? This is the question our Writers Ask Writers group has asked this month, and we are delighted to have author Angela Savage joining us.

Writers Ask Writers: What Tools Do You Need to Help You Write?

Special pens? Music? Magic spells? What are the tools that help you get your book written? This is the question our Writers Ask Writers group has asked this month, and we are delighted to have author Angela Savage joining us.

Working with the Australian Writers’ Centre in 2014

In case you missed the news last week, the Australian Writers’ Centre is opening a branch in Perth and has asked yours truly to be a part of the team rolling out writing courses to all the lovely people of

Working with the Australian Writers’ Centre in 2014

In case you missed the news last week, the Australian Writers’ Centre is opening a branch in Perth and has asked yours truly to be a part of the team rolling out writing courses to all the lovely people of

Bookish Words of Wisdom #3 – The sweet, clean world of dreams

I’ve been blogging a bit about writing and money lately so I had to share this gorgeous quote. I’m reading New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter, after hearing about it on my favourite website, Brain Pickings. New York Diaries

Bookish Words of Wisdom #3 – The sweet, clean world of dreams

I’ve been blogging a bit about writing and money lately so I had to share this gorgeous quote. I’m reading New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter, after hearing about it on my favourite website, Brain Pickings. New York Diaries