HARDCOPY

Yes, it’s back. The number 1 writing course in Australia. The program that will break down your barriers to writing a creative and interesting piece and slingshot you to where you never dreamed of taking your writing. HARDCOPY 2017 applications are now open for non-fiction writers. Make this the year you listen to the whispers…

To Write or Not To Write?

Originally posted on the cringe:
How can I put into perspective how difficult I find the practice of writing a novel? Words with purpose. Sentences that express some truth. Scenes that join the dots. I don’t know? At times, I feel my attempts at writing a novel may be the hardest thing I’ll ever do.…

I tried, I failed, but it was fun!

As you know, the Lifeline Book Fair was on in Canberra this weekend. I had a plan, a cleverly constructed plan. I knew that my usually strong will power breaks whenever I am around that most precious of commodities; books. I planned to take in just $50 and limit myself to this amount. After all,…

In conversation with Jack Heath

Originally posted on CAPITAL LETTERS:
Words by Jenni Curry, ACTWC Blogger in Residence (Photo: Ash Peak) I recently had the pleasure of meeting Canberra based author, Jack Heath. We met for a tangent filled conversation in which we both got off-track several times (although, I now have a whole list of interesting things to research…

The ‘practice’ of writing

Originally posted on CAPITAL LETTERS:
Words by Jenni Curry, ACTWC Blogger in Residence In one of my recent yoga classes, the teacher reminded us that we should not aim to have the most beautiful pose, or the perfect stance. Nor should we aim to get our chest/knees/head on the floor. We were all unlikely to…

Will reading help my writer’s block, or make it worse?

Originally posted on CAPITAL LETTERS:
Words by Jenni Curry, ACTWC Blogger in Residence Surely, this is a question which has been around as long as the printing press. When a writer can’t think what to write, should they consume previously published words? Or restrict themselves so the creative process isn’t tainted by the works and…

So you have this idea, this amazing idea

Originally posted on the cringe:
It’s the first thing you think about when you wake in the morning. It’s the last thing you think about when you’re falling asleep at night. You find yourself (lose yourself?) thinking about it in the lift between work meetings. Even in those most intimate moments, the ones in the…

Where did my wisdom go?

Hello. You may have noticed my complete lack of wordpress contact over the last month. Or perhaps you didn’t notice because you’ve only just found this page, in which case, welcome. But the reason for my absence is quiet simple; I had my wisdom teeth out. Not just a jab and a pull, but a…

The Plunge

Originally posted on samhawkewrites:
I began my novel, PROOF, ten years ago, give or take. Long having been a ‘pantser’ with an annoying tendency to leave my future self clues and puzzles to solve in the course of writing a novel,* I signed up to Lazette Gifford’s very first ‘2 Year Novel’ course on Forward…

HARDCOPY

I’ve had the pleasure of three days of intensive master classes with HARDCOPY professional development program and I have to say that despite my exhaustion, I loved every second of it. I had thought my manuscript (MS) was as polished as I could make it, that is, until about 30 minutes into the first day! Then I…