nanowrimo situations

30 Days of NaNoWriMo Prompts

It's that time of the year again. Writers are getting ready to sit down at their computers to smash out a novel, or as close to a novel as possible, over the 30 days of November. I've tried, and failed, NaNoWriMo many times. However, my success rate is better when I relax a bit and experiment and play. Writing exercises, to many, can be a dull … [Read More...]

Ford Territory Titanium

When Boot Space Becomes Exhibition Space

The odometer read just over 500 kilometres when we took delivery of the Ford Territory Titanium. As you can see below, the road trip we took bumped that up big time.   Now it's school … [Read More...]

much ado about nothing

Around the Interwebs

Who needs to hear another 'oh woe, I'm sick' tale, I know, but as I'm still wandering around the brain fog that I'm calling "whatever the hell I've got" I've done a lot of internet consuming lately … [Read More...]

What I'm Reading September 2014

What I’m Reading September 2014

The first book I read was Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen. Franzen tends to be a rather polemic writer and as I was reading I felt a kind of... tension within myself, from piece to piece, that was … [Read More...]

Ford Territory

Road Tripping

We've been away. When a very sick family member calls asking for you to come, you go. So we did. And now we're home, all down with a bit of a lurgy, but back all the same. I made a video about the … [Read More...]


The Creative Life – Lorelei Vashti

The ‘blog to book’ transition has become normalised enough that it forms the basis of many conference or festival panels around the country, featuring successful writers who went their own way or who … [Read More...]

notes to myself

To The Pharmacist Who Sold Me Baby Formula

This letter is the first in my 'Write open letters of thanks to people who have influenced my life' goal from my Living List To The Pharmacist Who Sold Me Baby Formula, It was a cold Saturday … [Read More...]

Geeky Fathers Day Presents

Geeky Father’s Day Present Ideas

Sci-Fi Magnetic Poetry Kit I love my magnetic poetry kit. The kids do too, but I don't let them play with it without supervision anymore because I got sick of finding little word tabs around the … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers Want to Deliver {Giveaway}

I adore flowers. I've recently talked about how I've started to buy a rose for myself every week. I also enjoy giving them as a present, but admit that my track record of ordering flowers online for … [Read More...]

reading at game

The Weekend That Was

Do you ever sit down on a Monday morning to have a chat with a friend or write a blog post - such as this - and think back to the weekend that was and wonder to yourself, "Hang on, what did we do … [Read More...]


The Creative Life – Kate Larsen

Today is the first installment of 'The Creative Life' Kate Larsen is Director of Writers Victoria but she is also known by her writing name ‘Katie Keys’. It's the name I first knew her by, due in … [Read More...]

The Creative Life

Miscmum – What’s Next?

Over half a million words. This blog has come a long way. But I feel that it could go even further. Now the celebrations of the eighth birthday party have passed (the Xenomorphs took some … [Read More...]