My Creative Process Ecourse For Beginners

Have you ever thought you would love to learn how to write a short story or poem but have no idea where to start? Do you want to improve your writing? You might even have a novel in you. Submit your work to publications? Incorporate creativity into your daily life? I have worked as a writer for many years and have asked myself the above … [Read More...]


My Picks From The CBCA 2014 Shortlist

The kids' school had a book fair during the week and while I was there I had a flick through many of the shortlisted titles for this year's CBCA Book of the Year Awards. I only got to see a selection … [Read More...]

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What Would You Do If You Saved $500? {Sponsored}

This post is sponsored by Goodyear.   Adam turned to me last month and said, “I think it’s time we got the tyres checked on the car”. Luckily, I was able to get into a place straight away. … [Read More...]

books and writing

Tips to Encourage Reluctant Readers

  Like a silly billy, it's occurred to me that I haven't said, or linked to via a post, articles I've been writing for Essential Kids. I've been enjoying my time over there - it's a lot of … [Read More...]

notes to myself

Notes to Myself

I just wrote 300 words without coming to any sort of point, so I’m going to start over and get to the matter straight away: crying. I’ve been crying a lot lately. I’ve done it ever since I was a … [Read More...]

Crying in the Car Limited Offer

Limited Offer on Crying in the Car

As a special offer leading up to the Melbourne Writers Festival, I have Crying in the Car on sale for a very special price (and no postage!) at 40% off RRP. Click here if you would like to purchase … [Read More...]


“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.”

If you've been watching the calendar as closely as I have, you perhaps will already have noticed that we've passed the halfway mark of winter. Of course anyone who lives here, or further south, knows … [Read More...]

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 Session Picks

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 – Session Picks

The program for the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival is revealed to the public today. I was lucky enough to see it in advance and have been hanging out to share some of my picks for the sessions I … [Read More...]


Creating Office Spaces {Sponsored}

Let me begin by talking about desks. Back when we were at university in Bathurst (yes, this is how far I’m going back!), Adam bought a second-hand table from a charity shop that was located just … [Read More...]

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The #Miscpoetry Project

I've done a few teasers about this over the months, and there's been some delays, but on Friday I offically kicked off my #miscpoetry project. I'm the first person to say that social media can be … [Read More...]

NRMA Speak Out

‘Speak Out’ – Be Educated, Stay Safe {$200 Fuel Voucher Giveaway}

Did you know there are people who do all the right things after a huge night out - say, get a taxi or a lift home - and don't realise that they're still over the limit the next morning when they're … [Read More...]

What to do when stuck in bed

What To Do When You Are Stuck In Bed

(Apart from reading a similar tower of books like this, which looks awfully tempting.) Those of you familiar with my running past will know that apart from not being very fast - albeit persistent - I … [Read More...]

What I'm Reading July 2014

What I’m Reading – July 2014

  It's been a good month on the book front, I've got to say. I nabbed a brand new copy of Michael Faber's Under the Skin from the library. First published a decade ago, the novel has had a … [Read More...]