The Rules for Writing

The Rules for Writing There are so many ‘Insert number Rules for Writing’ articles out there. They talk about things like sentence length, adverbs, big words vs small words, never start a book with the weather, avoid prologues…. and the list goes on and on. Here is my own list of Rules for Writing, though in … More The Rules for Writing

SWF All-Day YA 2018

Last Saturday was the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA event at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. This is the second year I’ve been, and again, it was fantastic, and I came away inspired with fresh ideas, and with new knowledge about how authors and illustrators do their thing. There was a fun and friendly vibe, … More SWF All-Day YA 2018

Morning Pages

There are countless articles and anecdotes on the internet about the life changing power of doing morning pages. They are well known in artistic and writerly circles, as is The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, a book which guides you through a 12-step program in discovering your creative self. I bought my copy of The … More Morning Pages

NaNoWriMo 2017

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. People from all around the world sign up to write 50,000 words in 30 days; which equates to 1667 words per day in case you were wondering. This was my third time aboard the Nano rollercoaster, and unlike previous years, I didn’t write 50,000 words. … More NaNoWriMo 2017