Tag Archives: Writing

Ending the year with some writing

As we come to the end of another tumultuous year, I’m pleased to report that I’ve been making progress on my crime novel, using the wonderful feedback I received from Abigail Nathan from Bothersome Words, who did the manuscript assessment. … Continue reading

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Planting new story seeds

With my first novel out with an editor for a script assessment, my thoughts have turned to number two. I was going to start on my post-apocalyptic story but decided instead to tackle another story idea that’s been cooking away … Continue reading

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Powering on with novel revisions

I’m mostly enjoying the experience of revising my draft crime novel, although I’m also learning how much I don’t know about novel editing. There are so many of the writing craft you want to get right but it is hard … Continue reading

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Writing News

I’m pleased to report that after a few stops and restarts, I finally took the plunge and finished the first draft of my crime novel. Now the really hard work begins! I’m loving my characters and setting (Queanbeyan and the … Continue reading

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Confluence and convergence

It’s been a while between posts and that’s merely due to life and its many facets. I try hard to keep all of the things in balance, but sometimes that’s not possible. Given we can only manoeuvre settings around 24 … Continue reading

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A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft

“A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft” I read this in a meme on Facebook today. And so it is that I find myself with a finished first draft of my debut screenplay, Summer Solstice (working … Continue reading

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A good start to the new year

I read over my writing goals for 2016 and I’m pleased to report I’ve made some progress! I am going great guns on getting the first draft done of my first screenplay. I’m just about up to the third act, … Continue reading

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Chipping away, slowly, ever so slowly

The good news? I’m writing again! The bad news? I am sloth-like in my progress. But anything is better than nothing and keeping that screenplay tucked up in my head in its warmest, flannel pyjamas won’t get it any closer … Continue reading

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On Anzac Day, a story of loss and longing

Today marks 100 years since Australia lost thousands of its young men on Turkish shores, at the place now known as Anzac Cove. The magnitude of the losses of human life is unimaginable a century later. As a woman, I might … Continue reading

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What bringeth 2013?

Greetings, dear readers. It would appear the year of two thousand and thirteen has crept upon us. Great Scott and gadzooks! Agh, I’ve come over all faux 19th Century. It must be the research I’ve been doing on the costume … Continue reading

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