Flash Fiction – An Exercise in Restraint

Writers Victoria have been running a 30 word flash fiction challenge across April #WVFlashFic  on twitter. It was a wonderful 30 days of creating and reading words, inspired by the daily prompt. I have met lots of lovely people through the challenge. This kind of writing helps you to form stories with clarity. It pushes…

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Sitting With Silence

When you write words for a living, it can be hard to sit with silence. There are always so many words, so many conversations and ideas, running through your mind. I have been writing words on the Internet since 2001. That is a very long time to put pieces of you out into the world,…

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Call Yourself a Writer?

australian writers and publishing tips

Do you call yourself a writer? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Before I even started school. I used to enter writing competitions, especially poetry, when I was in primary school. I even won a few. I have been blogging since 2001. I have had no issue calling myself a…

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For the Love of Books

I am a young girl, immersed in a book. I sit underneath a large peppercorn tree, its expansive light green canopy overhead. The peppery scent is in my nostrils. The sunshine is dappled in here. It warms my toes, which I dangle outside the shade of the tree. As I settle, Magpies sing to me…

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The Forest Keepers

helen edwards writes Australian writer

Trees are the answer. Trees are everything. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 “Everything Begins and Ends with the Trees” is the opening chapter to my current middle grade/younger teen, fantasy novel. I am well into it this week and loving the writing, so thought I would share a little bit of the story! 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 Calla Rosewind is 14 and lives…

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