Connecting With Your Characters (Or why some authors cry when they kill off their darlings.)

Today I killed someone. Not a real person, I hasten to add, if you're thinking I'm some kind of closet murderer, but one of the characters that I hold dear. And as I wrote, I cried. As I finished writing, and closed the chapter on this person's life - a life lived only in my imagination … Continue reading Connecting With Your Characters (Or why some authors cry when they kill off their darlings.)

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Odyssey House Victoria Writing Competition

Just a quick update.Odyssey House, Victoria has just opened a writing competition.If you'd like to enter, you can find all of the details in this link.There are monetary prizes, and you can be part of helping an excellent organisation. Odyssey House works with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Check them out at http://www.odyssey.org.au

So Much To Write About, And So Little Time To Do It!

I was pondering what to write about when I realised that I was procrastinating about it because I wanted to write something else. Not that I don't want to write a blog post either, it was just because I'm heavily involved in writing the third and final book in the Frontier Trilogy. I've just got to … Continue reading So Much To Write About, And So Little Time To Do It!

Reading Through Life and Death

A few posts ago I wrote about Life and Death and Easter. Since then, I've attended a funeral. It was while I was at the funeral, listening to the beautiful eulogies, that I began to think about the role of a writer in effecting change, and becoming a part of peoples' lives. Why was my attention … Continue reading Reading Through Life and Death