More Stories Than You Can Poke A Stick At!

For those of you in the dark, I am currently working in an emergency department about 60km inland of where I live. It’s a small town of maybe 10,000 souls, which is actually quite large for rural towns in this area. I have seen some pretty cool things, some really gross things and some really…

The Gifted Storytellers: Scammers!

I have learned, since necessity (not mine) compelled me to work on the front desk at work, that scammers are well and truly alive and well. The way they target small business is almost (almost) to be admired in the way they tell half truths and manipulate facts to make it seem they are a…

Roxy’s Status

It has been exactly six months since I have had time to work on my story about Roxy, the uptight and controlling broad who’s having the day from hell. The week from hell really. It’s all going pretty shit for her. I wouldn’t want to have to live through what I’m forcing her to go…

Storytelling with Photos

I love photography, and if you’ve ever read my Tattoos and Storytelling post, you’ll know I feel that visual art is often a different way of telling a story. I’ve never been in the position to be able to dedicate much time, effort or money to learning as much about photography as I would like…

A Milestone

I’ve reached one! Hurrah! I managed to crack 15,000 words on one of my WIPs! I really like this story because it’s light hearted and a little bit silly and lets me write the way that comes most naturally to me – which is in itself quite silly and not at all grandiose and fanciful.…

An Unlikely Story

I’ve never been one for YA type books, even when I was of the age to find them relevant to me. I wasn’t a typical teenager so I never bothered reading about them because typical teenagers filled me with disdain (yes, I was one of those snobs). While watching television the other night, lamenting the…

Tattoos and Storytelling: My take

I’m sure we’ve all seen someone with a tattoo wandering around at some point. Some people are plastered in them, some have only a few and sometimes the most surprising people will admit to having ink. I’m of the opinion that tattoos are a great storytelling method and a gateway into a person’s inner being.…

It’s Settled!

My as of yet unnamed protagonist has finally been given a name! Rejoice! I wanted a name that hinted at her story and purpose in life, which she has to discover for herself, but I also wanted one that wasn’t an overused genre cliche. Her name is…. Darcy! Personally, I hate the name Darcy. I…

The Final Grade (and a sample!)

I learned quite a few things over the past few weeks doing the Creative Writing Course through the Sydney Writer’s Centre. I would have possibly preferred doing the one week intensive course face to face so I could have workshopped a little bit more with other aspiring writers. I’m not sure what happened to them…