Writing Focus: Masterclass

It’s time to put my word for 2017, FOCUS, into action. The next five days will see me taking part in a Fiction Masterclass with one of Australia’s most successful commercial fiction authors, Fiona McIntosh. The masterclass is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. Fiona is a true … Read more

How to get focused: My 2017 Plan

This year I’m getting focused. My word for 2017 is focus. As with my previous years’ words, it came to me out of nowhere, but once it did I knew it was exactly what I needed. I’m at the stage in my writing career (can I call it that?), where I need to concentrate, work … Read more

One Word 2017

Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve turned the page on another new year. Closed the 2016 chapter, which I’m sure most people will be thankful for. Globally, 2016 was totally crap. With issues such as Terrorism, Brexit, and the disastrous U.S. Presidential Election dominating the news, as well as mourning so many of our talented artists … Read more

What does living with purpose mean to you?

Do you ever feel you are simply floating along with the current? Letting life take you where it may? Our lives are so busy and time is a commodity. All too easily we get swept up in life, going from day to day, not living, just existing. Day by day, week by week, year by year life continues on. A momentum. One morning we will wake up and wonder what happened. We will have the photos on instagram and all the ‘look at me’  status updates on Facebook, but will we have the memories? The real memories that are held not only in our mind but our heart? In today’s world it seems we are simply existing with no real destination in mind and with no thought or meaning. So what would life look like if we were purposeful and lived with intent. It’s a thought I often ponder.

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Change: the journey so far

Late December I announced my word for 2014, that word being change. Now seven weeks into the new year and I feel that my word has been a perfect choice. It’s funny how a word can affect your mindset so much, but I think you also have to be ready too. And I’m more than ready. So how is the journey so far? Let’s see…

 

 

 

 

 

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My word for 2014 is….

When I chose my word for 2013 it was a process. A process of deciding what I needed to find in my life to focus on. This time in thinking about my word for 2014, it didn’t involve much thinking at all. It made itself very clear to me towards the end of the year and when I could feel the bubbles of excitement from within I knew this was it.

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Holidays, sliding doors and digital detoxes.

I have been M.I.A for the past week. It wasn’t planned or scheduled, it just happened.

We spent five days visiting Sydney and having the best time. Days were spent wandering, beaching, exploring, shopping and taking in the splendid sites of Sydney harbour.

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What a different perspective brings

You know when you are looking to buy a new car and you start to see the car you like everywhere? It’s parked next to you in the supermarket, across the road at the traffic lights and passes you as you drive down the highway. Life’s like that in general. When your mind changes focus … Read more