Publishing, interviewing and what not

By the time you read this I’ll be hard at work being interviewed. What writing secrets they feel they’re going to get from me is beyond my comprehension. I’ve seen some of the questions and one of them has a non-answer while the other has a totally silly answer. You’ll see more when they put it on […]

Haunted Zine Launch

You know those times when you neglect to take your own advice? That’s me, today. I tell everyone when they’re blogging to make a schedule and stick to it but today I completely forgot about it and so I’m running slightly late. It’s not the end of the world, but it is rather annoying. Last week I […]

NaNoWriMo 2016

Today I’m paying tribute to those people doing NaNoWriMo, those who are hitting their milestones and are actually on track to get to 50,000 words by the 30th November. I started well but have been waylaid by little things. We were away on day 1 but I didn’t let that stop me. The OH went […]


My current book is My Brother Jack by George Johnston. It’s partially autobiographical, with a lot of it set in Melbourne between the wars. I’m so used to reading about other places, mostly in the northern hemisphere that I find it a little weird to be reading about a place I know so well. Our protagonist […]

What’s your style?

The thing about doing a uni degree such as mine is that it gives you the chance to experiment with writing styles and to find where you’re most comfortable and where your skills really lie. They give you the chance to write in many different types and as of this trimester I’m going for it […]

Trimester 2

I feel like I’m pregnant again with all this talk of trimester 1, 2 and 3, and it could feel a bit like childbirth in 2019 when I finish and have a qualification but it’s just uni jargon and I need to wrap my head around so many new concepts so what’s one more in the general scheme […]

Oz Comic Con and finally…

The panel with CS Pacat, Isobelle Carmody and Marianne de Pierres was interesting. They talked about a number of topics including getting published in Australia, how much work you need to do on your manuscript before submitting it to a publisher and their different journeys to publication. Carmody got her start when things were easier […]

Slight update on Uni

With my last class being Thursday next week and five assignments due in between now and Monday week I sort of have a few things to do. If need be I will ditch all social media for the duration and that includes my blog. I’ll catch up on any Author by Alphabet I’ve missed in June, bearing in mind […]

Editing and Uni

We had a prompt for Writing Craft at Uni. We had to write 1,500 words on Memory as Seed. That means we had to take a memory and write a short story with that as the basis. It was going to be workshopped so we had to then take enough copies for the class so they […]

Some thoughts on Uni

My brain is a little full at the moment and I keep forgetting what I was doing, sometimes in the middle of doing it so I’m scribbling a few more words on Uni because I’ve forgotten what I was really going to write. Uni life is amazing! They tell you to hook all your devices […]