I was recently asked to put some words together in response to this question for a post on the Writers in the Mist blog. This blog is hosted and managed by the fabulous staff at the Blue Mountains City Library, and includes pieces contributed by … Continue reading Blogging – what, why and where?
This time last week I was in a state of something close to euphoria. The reason? I had finally completed the first draft of my novel. I had known the moment was coming. Although I am usually a planner, I had worked through the novel … Continue reading A Novel Approach
I like routines. I find comfort in habits and having things in their place. By creating structure I find I have more freedom and mindspace to think about other things. Routines do need a bit of room for give and take as things inevitably happen. … Continue reading We fall into old habits*
There are as many reasons to ask this question as there are ways to answer it. For many, writing is a uniquely personal form of expression, offering a way of creating another world or trying to make sense of the world in which they live. … Continue reading Why write?
It is fantastic how some of the exhibitions in our national and state art galleries are encouraged to roam around the countryside. Of course it is far more strategic than that with months, if not years, of planning required to share some of the amazing … Continue reading The Archies are @ Katoomba
Today is my first official writing Wednesday. I have negotiated some leave and have eight Wednesdays, including today, between now and the end of the year that are just for me. These days are separate from work and family obligations, and are part of my … Continue reading (Some) Wednesdays are for Writing
It is inevitable that after a while there is a consistency around the voice in your writing. There are words that you tend to use, sometimes even a similarity in the kind of characters that you create. This isn’t necessarily a conscious act; it is … Continue reading Put Your Stamp On It
There are times, particularly when I am working on a longer project, when it feels like I am writing word after word and there is a part of me that wonders if any of it is any good. Is this really the best use of … Continue reading Who cheers you on?
I was inspired by a recent post about writing space to reflect on what works best for me. This changes, and due to work and family commitments I have developed the ability to write in most places. Tapping out notes and snatches of dialogue and prose … Continue reading Desk bound
You don’t always get to choose where you live. It might be where you were born, or where you move for study or work, for love or convenience. Sometimes it is a deliberate choice, based on a series of decisions around the kind of lifestyle … Continue reading Leather and Lace*