Reaching the Mountain of My First Draft

I am looking down the pathway of writing my way to the mountain of my completed first draft. Using my plan and outline as a map and continuing to read books that inspire me when I become stuck, I have reached my fourth chapter. I am following the plan, but letting the characters help meContinue reading “Reaching the Mountain of My First Draft”

Stockings, Broomsticks and Friendship: Writing Inspired by Childhood books

  During February I spent the month revising workshops and resources about structure as well as beginning a quest to re-read some of my favourite childhood books.  I also began to locate more contemporary books for middle grades and youth to unravel for their structure and best features. I am putting enormous amounts of effortsContinue reading “Stockings, Broomsticks and Friendship: Writing Inspired by Childhood books”

Outlining Time

At the moment my blogs will be brief as I settle in for outlining, planning scenes and then carrying out my writing projects. I had a couple of weeks in Melbourne with extended family and visited the Art Vo Immersive Gallery. I think after this experience I’ll imagine myself immersed in the worlds of myContinue reading “Outlining Time”

Pixi’s Book of Circus

I have known Pixi, ever since we met at a Writing Group in Wollongong. She once kindly gave my family tickets to go to see Circus Oz as well when we last caught up in Brisbane over ten years ago! I was delighted to hear she has recently published a book on circus especially for children,Continue reading “Pixi’s Book of Circus”

Writing Journeys & the Power of Words

Saturday 29th April 2017, was a day to be inspired as authors shared their writing journeys and ideas on the power of words with writers and readers gathered at Bracken Ridge Library.  Both sessions were chaired by Sheryl Gwyther (introduced by Adele Moy), an Australian children’s author. She writes novels, chapter books, short stories andContinue reading “Writing Journeys & the Power of Words”