• 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…

  • Telling Your Story

    I want to write a book but don’t have the writing skill

    If you haven’t had a lot of experience with writing you might ditch the whole ‘write a book’ idea because you lack the confidence. But just like training for a marathon, it’s about making a plan, improving your skills and practicing. The more you do it, the better you get. Let’s break that down into three parts and see where it goes. Make a plan I covered this a little in my last blog in terms of planning an outline of a book. This is simply a matter of brainstorming what content you’d like to have in your book. Obviously fiction and non-fiction will be a little different but the…