E is for Editing

Okay writers, listen up. E is for Editing. Yes, I know, it’s not the sexiest word out there. Far too many of us writers avoid editing as if it were some deadly disease. Trust me, it’s not going to kill you. Think of it more like an immunisation for a deadly disease, rather than the […]

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Short Story Competition

A call to my fellow writers residing in Australia, check out this short story competition: Boroondara Literary Awards 2013 Best of all, it’s free to enter. Stories should be between 1500 and 3000 words, and the closing date is 30th August 2013. May the words be with you! Peace out xoxo  

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Why I Write

I write because I would go mad if I didn’t. It is my outlet; my sanity. So in a way, it’s selfish of me. But then again, to breathe is not considered selfish; it is simply understood as necessary for survival. My head is an explosion of ideas, colours, fragments, the unwritten. Sometimes someone tells […]

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Get Back on the Horse

It’s been a while since my last post. After finding my groove and setting aside regular time to write, a situation happened that caused me to put down my pen (or laptop) and not pick it up again. I was so frustrated, because I knew what had caused my break in writing, and disheartened to […]

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D is for Dialogue

“I live in Panorama,” Christiana told me, as we made the short trip from the airport to her home. “Pano meaning over, rama meaning view. It is an over-view, a panorama. You see? It makes sense. Every word, it comes from the Greek. You give me any example in English, I tell you how it […]

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10 Story Ideas

1. The rebellious fairy 2. Circus School 3. Ski school 4. The runaway 5. The wishing well 6. Atlantis retold 7. The dragon dancer 8. Kingdom of Pryder 9. Lazy Daisy 10. Tilly & the dolphin There you have it. Ten of the many ideas that are currently floating around my head in embryonic form. […]

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C is for Characters

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: characters are key to the success of your story. You can have the most brilliant storyline, but if your characterization is weak, you will be unlikely to connect with your audience. On the other hand, there are many successful authors whose plot is dull, but the loveability […]

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