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…

How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet

The last time I was in this lecture theatre was for the launch of Lani Wendt Young’s latest book with the Pacific Community of Brisbane.  Today I am at a partnership event between the Queensland Poetry Festival and QUT, where they are hosting the poet,  Jeet Thayil. It’s a free public lecture, but there areContinue reading “How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet”