Better In My Head

I was at work the other day and two things came up in conversation that gave me pause. The first was a discussion about not finishing ‘things’. The main laugh was that when you have a great imagination you finish your new hobby in your head. For example, I wanted to learn to play the…

“Panic Blogging?” said one hand to the other hand.

Writer’s smorgasbord or writer’s scruples? As you may have guessed there’s a lot of panic ‘choose your own word here’ sweeping the world. I want to say I understand why that’s occurring and at a skin-deep level – I do get it. My own fears aren’t the virus they are will I be able to…

Biographies. Could of, would of, should of

Or is it could have, would have, should have? I thought I’d write about biographies because for an independent author they are possibly more mystifying than for a traditionally published author. (I lie, it was a work colleague who made me think about this topic.) By mystifying I mean I want to connect to my…

Planning

I think we all know that “Successful writing requires good planning” and not mindlessness. It’s a simple formula with common hurdles, pitfalls and plain old mistakes. The Hurdles These may include time, motivation, money, confidence, knowledge and skill levels and people pressures. And, discipline (lack of). The Pitfalls So many to choose from but may…

It’s Australia Day

It means many things to many people and to me it’s simply the place I was born, the environment I was raised in and the people, culture and values I’ve come to know. The lens I view through is ‘Australian’ and it is also realistic and so I’ve accepted the warts along with the beauty…

Stay The Course and Write

So you have the writer’s bug but don’t have the time. I’ve found myself in that position and have decided to write more microfiction and short stories. It would be easy to give up that thing that drives me to enrich my life. I’m lucky though, my addiction to write is cheap, resources are easily…

A Change

Hi Everyone, I’ve decided to combine all my qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge into one – I’m instructing on Teachable – https://virtual-writer.teachable.com/ Since most of my quals have been in writing that’s what I’m teaching, along with a bunch of business stuff.  I’m quite excited about this change in my life, looking forward to helping others…