Some time ago I published the first of what I intended to be a short series on the writing of my novel. That post was 'A Novel's Inspiration' and here, finally, is post #2 - a brief account of the research that went into this novel. First of all there were the bush walks - one of … Continue reading A Novel’s Research
Last weekend was the Tamar Valley Writers Festival - two days (well, for me - there were other events on other days too), of non-stop panels and book-signings and networking! Those of you who've been following my blog for a while now, may remember that around this time two years ago I attended the Festival of … Continue reading Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016
This: Just over three years ago this scene, in the middle of a paddock, in the middle of the bush, miles from anywhere, triggered an image that has developed a novel-length story. Tentatively entitled 'On Demon's Shores', my first view of the story was a woman, crying over a grave very similar to this. She'd been … Continue reading A Novel’s Inspiration
I wanted to show you my favouritist place in the whole world! (yes, I know favouritist isn't a word lol - but it needed to be emphasised here) This is The Paddocks (not quite it's real name, but we can't have everyone flooding the place!). I've been here about half a dozen times since my … Continue reading A Perfect Place for Surprises
One of the things I absolutely love about National Novel Writing Month, are the Pep Talks. Emails from published authors, encouraging all the writers out there to keep on writing. Today's Pep Talk was from Nick Hornby. His words of encouragement need to be shared with the wider writing world. All of us who worry … Continue reading Inspiration via Nanowrimo – and our final winner!!
Ah Nano! I love it! This is my fifth year of taking part in NaNoWriMo, and I am pleased to say I have been successful each time, some more than others. This year, I was excited to be writing a sequel for a novel I wrote during Camp Nano in June. To my memory, Red … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2012
I am thrilled to say that my 6 year old son is joining in the Young Writer's Program this year. (http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/) We signed him up on the site, and checked out the Word-Count Goal Calculator, a brilliant device to help Young Writer's set a word goal for themselves. He typed away for 10 minutes, … Continue reading Young Writer’s Program
It's almost that time again!! Time for what you ask? NANOWRIMO of course! I love it! I've been checking out the website today - there's the Nano Video which has that awesome soundbite at the beginning and end. Let me tell you - that sound is one of my favourite sounds ever. Whenever I hear … Continue reading 20 Days to go….
Wow! I've just been tagged in my very first blog hop!! Thanks so much to LaVerne Clark for tagging me! LaVerne writes Romance and has two brilliant e-books published. You can find more information about her and her books at her blog: http://www.laverneclark.blogspot.com.au/ There are blog hop rules: ****Give credit to the person/blog that tagged … Continue reading The Next Big Thing – Blog Hop
The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Oh yes indeed it is - especially when you sit down to write with no idea of what you will write about. That is what I am facing in one and a half days time - with Camp Nano starting and me having no ideas. … Continue reading Old Stories and New Writing…