• Telling Your Story

    The Art of Journaling

    This time last year I was on an adventure of a lifetime, the first one that I had taken on my own and it was a given that I take a notebook to write about my experience. My plan was to walk for fifty days to celebrate fifty years of life, then put the experience into a book when I returned. Exactly one year today, I set off on a pilgrim walk across Spain on the Camino de Santiago carrying an eight-kilogram pack. I planned to walk around 20 kilometres per day until I reached Santiago, which was 800 kilometres away. I had big plans to write voraciously about my…

  • Telling Your Story

    The Writer and Criticism

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the writer and criticism while driving to Melbourne. I’m on my way home from a road trip to Adelaide Writer’s Week and currently writing from the Ararat Library where I am soon to give a talk on publishing. It’s a cool morning after a solid week of intense heat. A bit of a shock to the body and I only packed summer clothes … This trip has been enlightening in many ways. I’ve had so many conversations with people who are working hard to get their writing out of their head and onto the page. Obviously this is a hurdle when wanting to publish…