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I’m a freelance and fiction writer and this is the place you’ll find advice, tips and behind the scenes of my writing life and business.


‘You Can’t Go Home’ highly commended

I come to you today with some positive news! The first win (well, highly commended) to come out of my huge push on short story submissions this year. My flash fiction piece ‘You Can’t Go Home’ has been highly commended in the Gippsland Writers Network Summer ‘Home’ Writing Competition. You can read it and the…

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April: In which things changed

April was such a whirlwind of a month that I almost forgot to write this blog post. There were job opportunities to consider, life stuff that transpired. Easter happened. It was a month and I lost track of a lot of things, however I did catch up on some writing goals so lets check out…

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Trusting Yourself with Lian Tanner

This amazing interview with Lian Tanner on the podcast The Sunshine House with Zanni Louise has a lot to offer. The thing that most resonated with me and has been occupying my mind lately, is the way writers grow to trust themselves. As we write more and more, we begin to trust our style, our…

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March: In which targets we’re forgotten

Wow what a month. We all had RSV for two weeks. I saw Hamilton in Brisbane (it lived up to the hype). We saw penguins in Tasmania (and a platypus too). And I started working on the education writing commission I mentioned last month. In the whirlwind my pitching and submission targets dropped off, but…

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