Women who dare to be bold and brave #International #WomensDay #CreativeLife

Once we would find storytellers sitting under a tree with pen and paper, digging through the story scrabble of consequences, conflicts and conquests. Most of those storytellers were men back in those old-timer days. It’s true to say that some of my most beloved stories were written by men and some of my favourite poetry […]

Be a Writer of Relevance. #Diversity #GlobalCommunity

E-motions… all writers should understand the affective state of consciousness, happiness, fear, hate, gratitude, desire, denial etc., to the best of their ability. One of the reasons I chose the studies in counselling and now in families and community service is so I have a devoted understanding of the framework of human development, vulnerability and […]

Performance Reading: A Gentle Pathway into the #Stage Arena.

Breaking away from the daily ritual of writing novels felt really natural to me.  If it hadn’t, I wouldn’t have tried.  As a first-time playwright it’s been a real learning experience. Writing my first one act play titled, Crazy Plastic Love and then sending it off to the UK to be judged was scary, but […]

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 […]

Why Not Try #Poetry… If You Dare

I have attempted to write poetry for years and years. And I do mean attempted. I’ve failed at many of those attempts. To be truthful I’ve never felt like I really succeeded at writing a great poem. Yet I continue to try. Some have been good, some readable and some deleted in frustration after hours […]

Inside the Mind of the #Author

I can’t speak for any other authors but my mind is a very busy place. Ideas are zooming around everywhere and there doesn’t appear to be any traffic lights because ideas collide all the time! Where do I begin on this topic? Firstly, how do you get inside the mind of an author? Well, I […]