on voice, process and learning

A large part of my writing journey this year has been understanding how I work. Figuring out what my process looks like has been as important as the actual writing. Sometimes you work out your process by implementing ideas that work. For example, I have discovered that for my writing day to work well, it is … Continue reading on voice, process and learning

The things I do to avoid writing

There is a strange tension in writing this book. See the topic is grief. It involves delving into the hard stuff. It is not easy to write. When I do get words on paper it is inevitably draining. Naturally this means I often find myself in creative procrastination, in order to avoid being emotionally battered by what … Continue reading The things I do to avoid writing

on writing, reading and the power of books

This morning my daughter grabbed some books off the shelf and immersed herself in them. "These are fantastic books mum, come and see". As I went in, I realised the books she held are books written by my good friend, Elaine Fraser. Writing can be such an isolating exercise. Essentially it is me and my keyboard or a … Continue reading on writing, reading and the power of books

gather and grow

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a gather and grow with Amanda Viviers. An introverted group of writers gathered around the table. All of us came with no clue if we knew anyone or not. All of us came with a desire to learn and an open heart to growth.  And so this reticent group slowly and quietly … Continue reading gather and grow