The Creative Power of Restrictions

Originally posted on Story Forge:
There’s nothing quite as daunting as a blank page. Gasp! That void could be filled with anything. Or everything. Or nothing. The emptiness stymies. It taunts. It goads. According to Stephen Sondheim, restrictions can unleash creativity. It seems counter-intuitive. Absolute freedom seems as if it should loosen us up, but…

You are storytellers, you are writers: Lani Wendt Young encouraging a new generation of Pasifika writers and readers

This weekend in my heart I truly learnt many times the closed doors of publishing ‘traditional’ are often nothing to do with your talent, how good your writing is, your heart, dedication, and vision as a writer or even your hard work. Instead, unfortunately, the closed doors are due to class, culture, guarding of aContinue reading “You are storytellers, you are writers: Lani Wendt Young encouraging a new generation of Pasifika writers and readers”

Harry Helps Grandpa – Blog Tour Begins

Wonderful to soon have Karen Tyrrell (pictured above) as a guest on the blog again. She is doing a blog tour with Harry Helps Grandpa Remember. Harry is about the special love between a little boy and his grandpa who was Alzheimer’s. Harry will do ANYTHING to help his grandpa remember. A heart-warming story, fullContinue reading “Harry Helps Grandpa – Blog Tour Begins”

After Yasi 4 year Anniversary – nearly here

February 2nd in Australia. It’s been  weekend of reviews and this morning a profound chat with Ali. Tomorrow it will be 4 years since Cyclone Yasi made landfall.  Presently Tropical Cyclone Ola looks like it won’t be too much hassle.  One of our sources of information during Yasi, other than the BOM site and ABC,Continue reading “After Yasi 4 year Anniversary – nearly here”

After Yasi Blog Tour

After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within is going on a virtual book tour, commonly known as blog tour, blog hop or virtual book tour.  A big thank you to all those listed. Best comments for each blog will be given a PRIZE, either a free copy of the ebook or a choice of a signed print ofContinue reading “After Yasi Blog Tour”