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.)
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
I'm an amateur musician in my spare time. (Some would say very amateur!) I love to sing, and occasionally play the flute. Most of the family is musical, and as I was driving our youngest back to uni this afternoon, we talked about the love of music. Not in a lot of words, but in … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Music
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!
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
I was kindly nominated for a Liebster Award by Mariam Tsaturyan.The Rules are as follows:The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them (Mariam Tsaturyan)Provide 11 facts about yourselfAnswer 11 questions set by the person who nominated youChoose 11 more questions and nominate 11 more people11 Facts About MeI love … Continue reading Liebster Award