Friday Five – Guest blog posts

Friday Five - Tips for guest blog posts

Friday Five – Tips for guest blog posts

I mentioned in last weeks Friday Five that I was inviting some of my writing buddies to contribute their tips (the first one will start next week). I’ve hosted guest posts here a few times as well as contribute as a guest blogger to a few blogs, both as a regular contributor and as an occasional one, taking up opportunities when I find them.

Submitting a guest post on a blog is a great way to grow your profile and promote your books. Here are five tips on what to do if you are submitting a guest blog post: [Read more…]

Chocolate as a writing prompt

Chocolate as a writing prompt

Chocolate as a writing prompt

Today marked the start of the Teen Writers group at my local library. I wanted something cool to start the year off – so I picked up a box of chocolates. Other than the fact that most teenagers like chocolate, there was a method to my madness.

A box of chocolates can be a great tool in your writing – and not just for snacking on! They also make great writing prompts.

I chose a box of Cadbury Favourites. Quite apart from the fact they were on special, the chocolates inside had names such as Dream, Picnic, Boost and Flake. [Read more…]

Friday Five – Finding time to Write

FridayFiveWelcome to a new year. One of my goals this year is getting the Friday Five humming again, and I’m inviting some of my writing buddies to help me. Keep your eye out for them.

We’ve had a lovely break over the Christmas/New Year period, but now school and other activities are starting up again. It can be hard to find time to writing.

Here are five tips that work for me to find time to write in the midst of a busy life: [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…]

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