My First Reading

For over a year now (maybe two?) I’ve been going to a weekly writing group. Each Tuesday we meet at a pub, catch up on what’s happened in the past week, then sit in silence for an hour and just write. Some of us use laptops, some use tablets, and occasionally one of us is

Danke Schoen

This is a very quick post to thank three people who have helped to get my website back online! It’s probably a sign that your day-to-day responsibilities are taking over your creative pursuits when your writing website sits offline for several weeks… and you don’t even notice. Thank you to those who sent me messages

Award: Freefall Writing Scholarship

I am beyond excited to announce that I’ve been awarded the inaugural Freefall Writing Freedom to Write Scholarship. The Scholarship supports fledgling writers by providing access to a week-long immersive and generative writing workshop, and in early October I’ll be attending the Daylesford Writing Retreat to start a new project and learn more about Freefall

New Article Published by Writers Bloc

I’ve got a new piece published online by Writers Bloc this week, part of their ‘Building Blocs’ series that gives advice and info to emerging writers. The piece is called “How To Support Your Writer Friend” (alternate title: “So Your Friend Has Decided to Ruin Their Life” ?) and is basically about all the awesome

Long Weekend Editing

Melbourne recently had the Queens Birthday public holiday on Monday 11 June, and for once I made good use of my day off. I spent the long weekend house sitting and working on my novel Rare Birds, getting stuck into a hardcopy manuscript with a red pen (and plenty of cute bird-themed tabs): It was