Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web. Writing Toolbox: tip #6 The Creative Penn Subscribe to receive articles and tips every week in your inbox This week's article: Wandering around Ballarat. I've just spent a weekend wandering around Ballarat taking photos of old buildings, locomotives, and exploring the surrounding area: Clunes, Hepburn Springs, and Daylesford. Here's what I've learned: Ballarat is a large regional city filled with heritage buildings, loads of cafes,
When I was asked to talk about the writer’s journey at the Writers Unleashed Festival, I was in a bit of a conundrum: where to start, how much to share, and what could I add to the conversation that hadn't been heard before. A writer's journey isn't a straight line from point A to Point B, its round about, up and down, stopping and starting. So I thought I'd share instead the three things I like to do each day and in that way also share my journey and my approach to writing.
Review: The Little Paris Bookshop Author: Nina George Translator: Simon Pare Publisher: Abacus, 2010 www.nina-george.com Monsieur Jean Perdu runs a bookshop from a barge on the Seine in Paris. (Let's stop right there for a second. I have to admit that was enough to hook me. If anyone knows of a bookshop barge in Paris or elsewhere please let me know. I want to go there and give reign to my love of books!) Monsieur Perdu is no ordinary bookseller. He has a gift for helping “tr
I use my Pinterest account to collect imagery for writing, recipes, art, and assorted other interests. I have several boards dedicated to my published novel and manuscripts. In these I deposit images that I will use to visualise my stories; collecting photos of places and time periods I just cannot get to that will help give strengthen my settings and define characters. I also have a few arty type boards. Paintings & Drawings holds my growing collection of Van Gogh works (plu