So You Want To Be A Writer…

by Since I was a little girl I have always loved writing, but until I joined a writing group I had just been scribbling at home alone for years. I was rudderless and directionless. Joining a writing group gave me connection with […]

The Talk of Newstead

by Following the former Brisbane Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson’s talk, two more of Brisbane’s favourite speakers will be speaking at some iconic Newstead locations in a series of evening talks from November through December. Presented by Aveo Newstead these free talks will […]

Alison Moyet in Brisbane

by Brisbane concert goers were treated to two of the best female voices around when a large crowd gathered at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 10. In the unfamiliar position as supporting act was Brisbane’s own Katie Noonan, who had […]

UPLIT- The Brisbane Writers Festival

by Readers and writers of Brisbane rejoice as it is soon one of our favourite times of year. This September 6-10 sees over 100 writers converging on Brisbane for the annual Brisbane Writers Festival. UPLIT- The Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating 55 years (even […]

Letters from home

by I opened the box today – it had broccoli written on the side, so it was different to the usual cardboard shoe box that most people store their memories in.  Perhaps it once kept the broccoli fresh and in shape! It […]

What makes a good book cover?

by So you’ve finished writing your book and now, it’s time to publish and market it. My heart goes out to any author with a well-written, captivating story, whose book has a terrible cover. Would I buy a book with cheap looking […]

My Greek writing retreat

by I have the utmost respect for anyone who has written and published a novel, especially now that I have undertaken some study to do so. In late 2015,  a colleague mentioned that there was a writing retreat in Greece. It didn’t […]

So you’ve written a book…

by Ever dreamed of becoming a bestselling author? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. There are millions of books listed on Amazon and therefore, millions of authors. And I’m one of them. But what is the journey really like? I wrote […]