2020: The Year Ahead

Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020. The start of a new year, and, a new decade. I don’t know about you, and I’m probably showing my age here, but somewhere in my head, I still feel like it’s 1989! So, what’s in store for 2020? My word for 2020 After not being able to settle on … Read more

RWA19 Wrap Up – Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Annual Conference

The Romance Writers of Australia held their annual conference in Melbourne from Friday, August 9 through to Sunday, August 11th. Due to family commitments, I was only able to attend the Friday workshops but I had an amazing time. RWA19 was my debut conference and as a conference ‘newbie’ I was nervous but excited. Nervous … Read more

Do you need a dedicated writing space?

. What does your perfect writing space look like? If you’re like Stephen King you might think your writing space has to be a private room, where you ‘go to dream’. Or, you may be like JK Rowling who wrote the first draft of Harry Potter in cafes and on trains. Or, perhaps you are … Read more

Seeing the positives

  . It’s been a while since I’ve written a philosophical post, so please indulge me for a moment. (Don’t worry, normal transmission – aka writing topics – will resume momentarily.) Social media – it’s certainly changed our lives. Including the way we behave and react. But like everything, it comes down to your mindset. … Read more

What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’. … Read more