Declutter and the Master Plan: Saturday Writing Sagas 4

When I need to clear my head I tidy loose ends. I sort and stack, file and refile, move furniture,  wash, fold, renovate and repair. Sounds like avoidance, but actually it’s like the external work is doing internal work on my mind. It is a process of sorting, prioritising and turning creative piles into manageable, streamlined tasks.Continue reading “Declutter and the Master Plan: Saturday Writing Sagas 4”

Writing to a Request: Saturday Writing Sagas 3

It was a simple enough last minute request to, ‘write something about Queensland,’ or find something  I’d already written suitable for an upcoming book. Yet it was complicated when I went through the nest of all my old pieces.  Travel log pieces for my blog, seemed too Royal Automobile Club magazine and some of myContinue reading “Writing to a Request: Saturday Writing Sagas 3”

Divining and Observing – Powers of the Writer: Saturday Writing Sagas 2

The Anais Nin meme I have put up twice on my facebook wall, reads,  ‘the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we cannot say,’ Is that an arrogant thing for her to assume?  Or is it visionary, original, and true? Are writer’s conjurers, tricksters, or are theyContinue reading “Divining and Observing – Powers of the Writer: Saturday Writing Sagas 2”

From Vomit Draft to the Pull of Memorable Characters: Saturday Writing Sagas 1

The second draft of my nanowrimo novel (2009) is calling out to me and saying, ‘why aren’t you writing me.’ I have many pat answers and excuses, but most of all it’s fear I don’t get rid of the right characters. There were so many sub plots and characters in the ‘vomit draft’ that IContinue reading “From Vomit Draft to the Pull of Memorable Characters: Saturday Writing Sagas 1”