How to Nurture the Writer Within in 2012

How do we start 2012 with pure Creative Writing energy?

Enthused, motivated and Refreshed? … Ready to create stories that jump off the page?

How do we keep the creative channels forever flowing? Cuddle up with our muse?… Prevent writers burn out?… And maybe dissolve writers block? Here’s the Answer!

Immerse ourselves in a [...]

Secret Writing Habits of Productive Writers

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My Writing Mantra: Each day I create brand new stories or expand on existing writing projects. I keep the creative juices gurgling and flowing so they don’t dry up. Every day I generate opportunities in my writing career by taking calculated risks and build on successes. Creative writing isn’t [...]

Mental Health & Creative Writing: My Parallel Journey

This Saturday I’ll reveal my unique journey to publishing to a crowd of Brisbane writers … How did I combine my dual passions for mental health and creative writing?

In January, Mark Russell, vice president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland invited me to speak at the Brisbane FAW meeting on June 25th. He [...]

Why I’m NOT organising Logan Writers’ Week

After much deliberating, I’ve made one heck of a decision. I’m NOT organising Logan Writers’ festival in 2011 …Why NOT, you ask? Yesterday manifested itself as a sample day of what my life would be like, if I continued on the festival path. A day of incessant emails, messages, phone calls, incorporation rules … and [...]

My First PAID Speaker Gig!

On Saturday I spoke to a welcoming crowd at the Gold Coast Writers Association. The topic? … My dual passions … mental health and creative writing and the parallel journey they’ve taken me over the last five years.

Back in January, Jeannie Barker, president of GCWA invited me to choose any meeting date in 2010 [...]

Logan City Writers

Karen Collum and I … Two members of Logan City Writers … Our pens are poised.

Tomorrow morning a LOGAN NEWS photographer will arrive at my house to do a Photo Shoot for a story on Logan City Writers … YAY! So why do I feel so damn ‘GUILTY’?

I promised my writing pals [...]

38 Fiction Writing Mistakes

I’ve just discovered this AMAZING book for Aspiring Writers. ‘The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes’ by Jack M. Bickham.

Bickham instructs the Beginner and Emerging Writer, all the way to the more Experienced, on how to advance your Creative Writing to the next level.

Doctor Kim Wilkins from QWC explained at our final Year [...]