Writers I enjoy reading

Virginia Woolf – she had an incredibly unique insight into the human condition, and way of exploring the conflict between identity and the world. She was also one of the few people who could string a single sentence across three pages, using only a few commas and semi-colons, and still keep me engaged! My favouriteContinue reading “Writers I enjoy reading”

Promoting Tessie Dowling

Please check out Tessie’s illustrations from my collaborative website “https://www.instagram.com/tessiesdoodles“, there are also many great authors to chat to and stories to read: https://www.worldwriterscollective.com Tessie is one of the members of our collaborative World Writers Collective where we writers share resources, ideas and inspiration. Check out Tessie’s work! I will be promoting a different writer fromContinue reading “Promoting Tessie Dowling”

Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020 – update

I thought I had done it. I thought I had written a decent story to enter in this competition. Over the remaining two months before entries close I could hone the story, rewriting over and over to ensure it was the best version possible. First step, give it to a friend to read. He hatedContinue reading “Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020 – update”

Short, but not quite short enough

I finished the first draft of my short story for the Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020. Great work (if I do say so myself), good story, interesting plot twist. Only problem was when I rechecked the entry requirements on the Limnisa site I discovered my story was 1600 words. over the allowed word limit. IContinue reading “Short, but not quite short enough”

Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020

This is one of the submissions I am currently working on (yes, the one inspired during a massage!). If you’re interested in the competition, or their writers’ retreats and services, check out their website – limnisa.com FYI – full disclosure, it is a condition of entry of this competition that I promote Limnisa on myContinue reading “Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020”

Man, can those creative juices flow!

Fantastic 90 minute massage at Body Freedom in South Melbourne (cashing in a birthday gift). Spent the time thinking about a short story I wanted to write for a competition, using a photo and the words ‘Stay rude’ for inspiration. After the massage, a slow walk to Docklands, and a pale ale at The WharfContinue reading “Man, can those creative juices flow!”