Returning to the Motherland 2#

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
So, continuing on from my last post on zooming to PNG for a most memorable book week, here is more about the classroom itself. This image is what it looked like from the point of view of the students in the main zoom room, before we were allocated to…

Returning to Motherland 1#

I never expected that my first trip back to Papua New Guinea, since I moved to Australia as a one year old, would be in my fifties and via zoom and would be working with writers based in three different countries. Yet, none of us knows our future, and so it was that the lastContinue reading “Returning to Motherland 1#”

Transcribing Notebooks

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
My Notebook … Behind the scenes. Behind the absentee blogger. I’m filling my notebooks and then typing them up. I’m listening to the rain on our tin roof and watching a pigeon sheltering on the back porch top stair. It’s there all day. Today it is pouring. Today there are…

Poet to Novelist

I have been striving to transition from poems to novels for years. I was in despair of ever succeeding at this. I fell into limbo. But I never ever stopped writing. I’ve adventured with genres such as: 500 word flash fiction, 100 word flash fiction, short stories, poems and poetry with puppets for children, pictureContinue reading “Poet to Novelist”

What music do you write to?

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
What music inspires you to write? I like instrumental music with atmosphere.  Violin, Cello, Guitar especially.  Impressionists on the Piano are also quite beautiful. Lindsey Stirling is one of my top picks on the violin. I love that she is sometimes inspired by Writers,  as with Song of the Caged…