Inspiration from those who have gone before us.

As someone who has loved writing and creating all their life yet feels like a newbie because they’ve never been published, I can’t tell you how much I LOVE meeting with my girls at the Writers Group each month.  Mostly all of them are professional, published authors who have a wealth of knowledge between them.  Not only wisdom about writing and getting published, but all the latest behind the scenes bits and pieces.  Meeting together in a place like a writers group is so inspiring. Being handed a book to read that has been thought up, written and published by…

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Screenwriting to Novel Writing. Can a mindset switch?

After completing a full screenplay only a month ago, I have decided to turn it into a novel.  I mean, the skeleton is all there right? So I only need to fill in all the blanks of the story with emotion, details and the unseen. Turns out, it’s not so easy. My brain is struggling to change gears.  So here’s the plan. I’m going to cut and paste from the screenplay what I believe would be a great chapter and then reserve engineer the dialogue.  In a way I wish I had done this exercise earlier as I am seeing…

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Can a busy mother of four be a successful writer and Uni student?

It’s February 2018 and another email hits my inbox reminding me that the cut off for Open Universities Australia is tomorrow night.  That was last weekend and by Sunday night I had pressed the button.  I became a Uni student.  I have decided to record my diary in the hopes that other mothers over 45 with children to the moon can see how (and if) it can be done. With four children and with way too much on my plate as well as the reputation of ‘never finishing anything’, I enrolled.  Only in one subject but it was a start. …

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