What about storytelling? #Writing #TheMechanics

In the pursuit to be GREAT storytellers most writers will discover a lot about themselves.  The process or journey, whatever you choose to call it, in telling a great story can be difficult for some writers and easy for others, however, sometimes it’s a bit of both. I’d like to say the simple part is […]

Connect adventurously #Hiking in the Lamington National Park #Australia

Connect adventurously…Yesterday my daughter, her partner and I hiked the Illinbah Circuit. It’s a 16.6 km hike in the Lamington National Park. It has a  recommended walk time of  8 hours.   The track’s classification is a class 5 hike. A class five is categorised like this: Steep track with irregular surface and loose stones […]

The Nature of Things. #Writing #‎NaturePhotoChallenge‬

Recently I participated in a nature challenge on Facebook. I was nominated by a beautiful friend who lives in America. The challenge was to post one original nature photo each day for 7 days and nominate another photographer each day to also participate. All photos were taken by me.  Some on the iPhone and some […]

What is creativity? #WritingWithColour #Children

Someone once said to me, “Anyone can tell stories.” And that’s true. I’ve spoken at many schools about each of us being storytellers in some form.  When I conduct workshops for children giving them the task of creating a character and then developing a story they always rise to the challenge. I am continuously astounded […]

Blooming Lily Over Water #Poems

Blooming Lily Over Water   Blooming Lily Over Water Full beauty, a morning child There to reveal, full gaped colour Above dark water, drink Nourished, under tender warmth Cease, the passing day To close, quiet. To Sleep. By Vacen Taylor

Werewolves and Maria Lewis. Who’s Afraid? #OnWriting

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Maria Lewis. Maria is an exciting writing talent with her debut novel, Who’s Afraid? being released today! Happy birth book day! 1. I bet you’re excited about the release of your novel, right? Most of my readers will know a little about your background from reading last week’s […]