An Artist Residency in Motherhood

Posted on April 12, 2017

The Artist Residency in Motherhood is a self directed, open source artist residency intended to empower and inspire artists and writers who are also mothers. The concept is simple yet ground breaking, turn towards motherhood for creativity and not away. Participants of the program are encouraged to work with their children, drawing on their experiences as a mother and to encorperate family into their practice and method. An Artist Residency ...

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About The Book, Book Festival 11th of March

Posted on January 18, 2017

I am so excited to be taking part in the ABOUT THE BOOK festival in Merimbula on the 11th of March, 2017. About The Book is a celebration of all aspects of books; those who read, make, design, create and repurpose them. For one day, About the Book festival will host talks, displays, stalls workshops demonstrations and storytelling throughout the town of Merimbula. I'm excited to be there chatting with my good friend Kate Liston, and ...

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The Ornament, A Christmas Microfiction

Posted on December 15, 2015

A Story Edith would always remember the day she could take her ornament home, a wooden star glued together from pop sticks.  All week she had been watching it swinging in the window, the red paint turning rubbery and hot in the afternoon sun.  She had smeared the tips in thick glue and dipped them into rough chunks of gold glitter.  A tiny gold bell hung from the middle.  On the back read the letters EG: Edith Granger.  There would be no ...

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How Falling Pregnant Helped My Writing Career

Posted on November 19, 2015

Feature image from ENTREPRENEUR “The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd.”  TELEGRAPH As a 29 year old, heterosexual, female, freelance writer currently working on my first piece of long-form creative fiction, I didn't expect falling pregnant to come as such a boost to my writing career. While studying Creative Arts at Sydney University my lecturers weren't shy about stating that if I ...

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Winter News, Post Festival Blues

Posted on June 16, 2015

Feature image from ANNABERGER I find Winter such a wonderful  time to write.  There is nothing like sitting inside beside the fire (the flue that comes up through the floor of my office) and listening to the rain while punching away on the keyboard. Sydney Writers Festival I think I have post Sydney Writers Festival blues.  Probably because I spent too much money on books at the festivals and came with no money to pay my rent. ...

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Book Reviews

Posted on May 14, 2015

Feature image from PICCSY Critical Reading I recently started to review works of fiction.  I know that I am probably not qualified to be writing reviews of other books yet, but I it seems like the best way to improve.  This is how we grow.   (more…)

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Autumn news, It’s been a long time

Posted on April 13, 2015

It has been a long time, I know. Things have been incredibly busy down here in the home office!  The weather is getting cooler here in New South Wales, which means one thing, it's almost Writers Festival season. In May I'll be traveling north to the SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL.  I'm thrilled to have tickets to see Richard Flanagan, Helen Garner, and Anne Buist & Graeme Simsion.  Ever since I read Joe Cinque's Consolation I have been ...

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7 Books Every Emerging Writer Must Read

Posted on April 10, 2015

There is always more to read as an Emerging Writer - But here is a nice little list of books to help you get your books in order of priority.

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Emerging Writers Festival Blogging Partner!

The 2014 Emerging Writers Festival will be held in Melbourne over the weekend - And Meghan Brewster will be there! 'Our successful applicants for the EWF Blogger Call Out were just announced on the site! We're so excited we had to use two gifs.' Meghan Brewster will be one of the official Blogging Partners of the 2014 Emerging Writers Festival. Meghan Brewster from Manuscrapped (who is coming all the way from interstate for the fest!)  The ...

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Criticism; And what to do with it

Posted on October 29, 2013

Criticism.  I always knew it was coming.  Every writer, every writing book and everyone tried to prepare me for it.  I have been writing full time for about a year now.  I have been posting content on this, and another site regularly for a long time.  Mostly I have received quite positive feedback, but nothing could prepare me for the wave of nausea and doubt that puled the floor from under me, when I posted an particular article a little ...

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