This is my entry to the creative writing competition, Furious Fiction, by the Australian Writers’ Centre.
A good interview can turn your piece into an outstanding article and a bad interview can turn the writing process into a grind as you desperately try to introduce punchy facts that don’t come from the horse’s mouth. Here are some tips to help you improve your interview skills and create better articles.
Proofreading your own work is almost impossible. Here are five tips to improve your skills and help you edit and proofread your own work better.
I’m loving Big Little Lies on iTunes/HBO and I really loved the book. Don’t you love it when the movie or TV show actually lives up to your expectation? This got me to thinking about the successes (and failures) of turning books into visual works, whether that is TV or movie. In my view TV shows are proving to be … Read More
Can a book set in the daggy central Queensland town of Rockhampton rise above its dull and dusty setting to be literary entertainment? Can the tried and tested plot device of a girl having a mid-youth crisis – no job, no man, no ring, no kids – at 32, be compelling? Let’s see, shall we?
The Scarlet Key is a suburban crime thriller set largely in Brisbane’s well-to-do northern suburbs, including Hamilton, Clayfield, New Farm, and Bowen Hills. The lead character, Seth VerBeek is a crusty investigative reporter for The Morning Post.
Lost your writing mojo? Been away from the keyboard too long? Here are a few tips that might help you get back into the groove.
How do you separate the subject matter from the enjoyment of a book? If writing is art (and I believe it is) then one of its most important roles is to challenge us, create discussion and drive change. And things can only change when we are uncomfortable. So books that make us uncomfortable – are they good? [WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS]
Are your reasons for not getting around to writing that book real reasons or are they excuses? Here are five things I learned about reasons and excuses after writing 35,000 words of my novel. (And a quick way to tell the difference!)
I’m a mother, a wife, a full-time worker, a friend. So I say “I’m too busy” a LOT. But this November I decided it was now or never – I wanted to win #NaNoWriMo. I needed to find time to write that didn’t mean giving up TV, sleeping, or Joe Biden memes.