Staying the Course

When you scroll through Facebook or Instagram, it can be easy to feel like you’re the only one struggling. And it’s often during those tough times that ads come into your feed that make you feel even worse. You know the ones. A perfectly groomed person in an exotic locale touts a service they ‘discovered’ and made a gazillion dollars …

Procrastination of the Nation

Today I’m joined by J. M  Adele, a busy mum and writer. Today she’s talking about the challenges of working from home and the dreaded ‘P’ word- Procrastination. It’s a feeling most writers will know well. It always strikes me when I get to the finicky process of line editing. I suddenly need to do everything but sit at the …

The Power of Generosity- With the Lovely Lesley Ann

Today I’m talking with the lovely Lesley Ann, a Romance Writers of Australia member who shone a little sparkle into the lives of authors at the end of 2016. For those who are not members of the Romance Writers of Australia community, it is an amazing group of writers who support each other’s ups and downs, share information and promote …

Famous rejections: Elvis Presley

Rejection is part of the writing life and life more broadly, but it’s made far easier when you realise you are in good company! To help in those moments when you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’, I bring you the ‘Famous rejection’ posts. Famous rejection #1: Elvis Presley. Rejected by a local groups, and asked where he fit-he didn’t. Its a …

The Ugly Duckling and The Go-Between

What does a duck have to do with my latest story, The Go-Between? The tale of The Ugly Duckling is one most of us are familiar with, in a general sense. The little duck in the story is treated poorly because he’s different, told to become this, that or the other to fit in, until he turns into a swan, …