This is my August 2021 entry for the Australian Writers' Centre's monthly Furious Fiction competition. This month the short story had to include the following: the first sentence had to be four words long, the story had to include something being shared, and it must include the words "PAINT", "SHIFT", "WAVE" and "TOAST". ~ “Where is that … [Read more...]
I wrote this story for the Australian Writers' Centre March Furious Fiction challenge. I had to include the following: a person in disguise, set it in a park and include a mirror. Standing in line to order my third coffee for the day from the Hyde Park cart, a striking glint appeared at the edge of my eye line. Looking around, I couldn’t see … [Read more...]
Writing exercise: Prose without an e
Have you ever thought about how challenging it is to write without one particular letter? Every month I catch up with fellow writers at the Launceston Writer's Group (you can read about us in The Examiner). I look forward to those Wednesday evenings when I get the opportunity to 'talk shop' with people who like words as much as I do (this is … [Read more...]
Want to know the secret to writing?
My latest favourite podcast is Monocle's Meet the Writers. In the most recent episode American author Harlan Coben shared his secret to writing: Is really is that simple. But it's also not. … [Read more...]