Writing

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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Living a Gentle Life

Not everything is possible. Everything can not be changed or undone. But when you look outward, when you let the light in, there is hope. Nature provides us with a restoration that cannot be found elsewhere. It is through nature that we will heal, and it is through noticing nature, that each one of us…

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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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