Friday Five – Making money as an author

Friday Five - Ways to make money as a writer

Friday Five – Ways to make money as a writer

For most of the authors I know, myself included, they would love to be able to quit their day jobs and write full time. I also know many authors who have done this.

When most people think about making extra money as a writer, they think of freelance work. This is not something that appeals to me.

Lately I’ve been brainstorming ways to make money as a writer. Here are five things at the top of my list. If you have anything to add, please add your ideas in the comments. [Read more…]

Who Inspires You?

Who inspires you?

Who inspires you?

At Monash Writers last week, we had a discussion on the topic “Good writers know themselves”. As part of this, we were asked who inspires us and given a few minutes to write it down.

I sat for a while, struggling as no one came to mind…

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Happy Australia Day – 2015

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all my blog readers.

It’s a public holiday here in Australia and there are a lot of free activities to do, there will be fireworks tonight, and my kids are looking forward to watching the ABC 3 Smackdown if we’re staying home.

Australia Day is a time to celebrate Australia, but it also marks the end of the Christmas holidays. School goes back this week, and it’s time to switch from holiday mode and get back to “real life”, so to speak. [Read more…]

Reducing the overwhelm

Trying to reduce the overwhelm

In the second half of 2014, I was finding life overwhelming. This had a negative impact on my writing – I barely finished my draft for ChaBooCha Lite in September, I have editing that needs to be done that I haven’t got to, there are stories that need to be written that are just sitting in my head or as notes in notebooks, even marketing for Swallow Me, NOW! could be better.

Something has to change in 2015. I’ve already talked about getting back to exercise, now it’s time to look at other things that are overwhelming. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas

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