Winning (#63 of 365)

Winning.

Intro to Story Circle | Part Three

Part 3 in story circle tutorials.

INTRO TO STORY CIRCLE | PART TWO

Part two in my intro to story circle tutorials.

WHY AUTHORS SHOULD NOT ASK FOR BOOK REVIEWS

Sale targets over written reviews

#LoveOzYa | Book Reviews 3 Australian Young Adult Novels

I have read 3 outstanding Australian YA novels and thought I'd share my thoughts on each. First I read "Beautiful Mess" by Claire Christian.  I've spoken about Claire in the blog post The YA Masterclass, where she closed the event.  When Claire spoke about her book, I knew immediately I needed a copy.  It killed [...]

How to Write a First Draft | Party Time

Woohoo!!!! I finished my first draft! 82,259 words, 38 chapters, 222 pages. Lemme hear another woohoo!!! I still have a ways to go; adding more detail and editing out the bad writing. But I am on the way to completing it. Every step deserves a party. Watch On YouTube To Join The Party Through my experience, I've come [...]

July & August, 2017 Goals

I have to say I was pretty proud of myself sticking to goals in May & June.  May was great.  I was diligent with my reading and writing goals.  I kept to my personal goals.  My manuscript crept up to 45K words.   Things changed up a bit in June.  I established a habit tracker.  [...]

Going Car-Less

On the 27th January, 2016, I was driving in my car and was t-boned by another car. I was thankfully fine. The car was a write-off. It took quite some time for the insurance money to come through. In the meantime I took to riding the bus to and from work. I first thought this [...]

The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]

It’s My Birthday!

On the 16th June, I turned 28. this year I didn't wake up with wonder at what I would do with my life. I have had a lot of adventures so far, yet I've always felt a tad lost.  I now feel like my life actually has purpose. I am working on my passion. It [...]