Six Word Stories

Have you heard about Ernest Hemingway’s six word story? I hadn’t, until today, and it has delighted me! A friend bet Hemingway that he could not write a story in six words, so the legend goes. He was forced to pay up, when Hemingway produced what he is said to have called his greatest work: […]

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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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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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A is for Alphabet

Welcome to a new series of blog posts, An Alphabet for Authors! Over the next month or so, you’ll find a writing-related post for every letter in the alphabet. I’ve found it to be a fantastic writing exercise, as it’s given me a framework and a plan for writing. If you are struggling to come […]

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