A step-by-step process of how to make a Book Christmas Tree (with a few detours) | Shannon Meyerkort
‘I could see her looking at me, as she readied herself to tell me about my overuse of weasel words in the nicest possible way. I felt my face tighten as I braced myself for the impact of her words.’ Or ‘She looked at me, ready to tell me about my overuse of weasel words.Continue reading “Weasel Words and Tips for Writers”
In January 2020 writers got together to raise over half a million dollars to support the bushfire appeals, and I made some new friends.
Have you ever had the experience where you read something, and think ‘Oh my God. That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. That person must know me. We must be, like, TWINS.’ I have that experience on a fairly regular basis when I read a column by Perth writer Ros Thomas, every Saturday morning inContinue reading “I Don’t Think I Am a Stalker”
In the not so distant past I attended the ‘Writing Dramatic Dialogue’ class run by author John Harman. I had hoped that it would help me limber up my writing muscles: what I didn’t realise is that it would give me licence to kill – in the literary sense that is. John started by telling us:Continue reading “Machiavellian Bastards”
Tonight I went to the first Perth catch-up of the Australian Writers’ Centre. It was rather late notice, but 22 Perth writers found themselves in the middle of the city on a Friday night, in a reluctant circle, drinking wine. We were a mixed bag. Young, old, novelists, ex-journos, bloggers. Published, unpublished. Enthusiastic. Jaded. LikeContinue reading “I Write, Therefore I Am”