Tag: Writing

  • Meet me at Conflux 10

    Meet me at Conflux 10

    Exciting times! I am going to be on my very first literary panels at Conflux 10. Conflux is a national speculative fiction convention held in Canberra every year.

  • Top 5 Mistakes of Beginner Writers

    Top 5 Mistakes of Beginner Writers

    I love mentoring new writers and encouraging people to embark on their creative journey. This post is for people who are just starting out writing stories, which applies equally to fiction and non-fiction. Throughout the years I’ve noticed several commonalities that divide first-time writers with more established writers. Apart from trying to type with a cat…

  • In Memory of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    In Memory of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    I first read Gabriel Garcia Marquez in high school; I was sixteen or seventeen, I’m not quite sure. We focussed on South American literature in the studies leading up to my final year. Between Pablo Neruda’s love poems and Isabelle Allende, was a man named Marquez. The book, One HundredYears of Solitude, with its mountainous…

  • An Ode to Joy

    An Ode to Joy

    I recently attended Riverstone arts gathering in Upper Plenty, where I got in touch with my inner poet. I haven’t written poetry in a long time, and after feeling slightly stumped on a Sunday morning, I felt called to write about joy. What came back to me was the verse: “Rejoice in the Lord Always,…

  • In Memoriam: Grandpop’s Eulogy

    In Memoriam: Grandpop’s Eulogy

    As some of you know my Grandpop died last week after a battle with lung cancer. Thankfully I was able to see him before he left this world and attend the funeral. When my mum asked if I would like to say something I found myself volunteering before actually thinking about what I would say.…

  • How to edit a novel for NaNoEdMo

    How to edit a novel for NaNoEdMo

    I’ve always wanted to take part in NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated it’s where you challenge yourself to write a book over the space of one month. You have to write around 3000 words per day to meet your quota, but at the end of the month you have a pile of words ready to be…