Category Archives: General Blogs

Brisbane Writers Festival 2015

Presenting and signing at the Brisbane Writers Festival 2015 was a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other emerging writers and to catch up with writer friends, what a great day. It had been a big build up to pull … Continue reading

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My First Writing Group

Writing Groups are a great place to keep us Creatively inspired and to meet with other writers, talk about your current project, your writing and life in general of course, but also to practise our craft and feed the Creative … Continue reading

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Making Up Words

In my notebook I’ve been collecting new words. Not ‘newly discovered words’, but words I make up. Apparently, there is a word for making up words- neologism means ‘a new word, often consisting of a combination of other words, that … Continue reading

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Writing It Out

An idea appears, sparked by something I’ve read, or heard or seen, won’t be put aside and demands to be written out- This is what it feels like; a splinter which won’t stop smarting til I’ve worked it out of … Continue reading

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Moving Away from The White (or Growing Up)

I’ve always liked, in fact had to have, clean white bed sheets;I loved seeing the vast expanse of pure whiteness as they hung outside, shimmering in the breeze; the smell of freshly washed and line-dried sheets is amazing; as I … Continue reading

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Def: when a set of circumstances or situations, even conversations, occur naturally, which have a similar or common theme/thread/topic/message. For example, I was chatting with Mstr 13 Year old the other day about evolution, then an article of a similar … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly-

Watching Oprah¬†Winfrey’s¬†interview with Dr Brene Brown on Super Soul Sunday, and having an ‘Aha!’ moment myself- this is it, this is why I need to keep writing; step up, own my words, my thoughts, my crazy brain, cos I can’t … Continue reading

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