The Write Book Club

As a writer, it follows that you are a reader. Or perhaps it is the other way, that as a reader, you begin to write. I was a reader first, my parents reading stories to me from birth. Both English teachers and lovers of words, they introduced me to the world of literature early, and…

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Roadtrip

Helen Edwards Writer in Australia short story about the Nullarbor

Long. Straight. Endless. Black road with white lines. Red dirt spread out either side of us across the wide expanse. Ripples of grey green scrub dotted through its gut like tufts of icing. To the left, the shimmering haze that signalled the sea hung above a craggy edged cliff. The sun’s orange orb climbed right…

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Sweet Sixteen

australian writing competitions to enter

Image is my grandma with my son Maxwell at her 100th – during the speeches he crawled closer and closer to her, and she reached out for a cuddle, it was one of the most beautiful moments watching her with the grandchildren while her children spoke about their love for her. Do you enter writing…

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It’s Written In The Stars

australian author Helen Edwards how to start writing a novel

Why does a writer choose a particular story? Or does the story choose them? How are characters developed, and why would you pick a certain town or region to set your book in? These questions and many more fill your head when you start writing a book. If you are creating a world, somewhere that…

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Tick Tock

Australian children's book author Helen Edwards

All the clocks in the house ticked together, some slightly off-beat, a musical background to her life. Tick, Tick, Tick. Tock, Tock Tock. Precision. Predictable. “Yet time runs away,” she thought, “Like wild horses galloping across the soft white snow, manes tossing in the wind.” She had seen those horses once. They stood in the…

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Why You Need to Read

australian author Helen Edwards

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