by D.D. Line
Psst! Come closer. Closer! I have a confession. Two actually.
Sometimes I hear voices. Male, female, heavily accented tones from abroad, laconic Aussie timbres, booming shouts, and persistent whispers of those who have confessions of their own. The one thing they have in common – they want me to tell their story. And they want me to tell it now. Once I listen, and scribe their tale, those demanding voices fade.
Sooner or later though, another voice takes their place. Continue reading “CONFESSIONS OF AN ASPIRING WRITER”
by MC D’Alton
There is nothing like taking a leap in to the unknown to get the adrenal glands pumping copious amounts of RUN into your blood stream. That’s how Melanie and I have felt these last 2 weeks. Continue reading “Signing, Publishing and OMG!”
by Melanie Page
I write for pleasure… so am I a professional?
It is one of those esoteric questions (aka how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?). Should I consider myself a professional writer, or am I an amateur?
Amateur is easy – they don’t get paid, and they do it for the love of the thing. But some amateurs get sponsorship… the edges get fuzzy very quickly.
To be a professional is not just to get paid. A professional (according to one dictionary) engages is the specified activity as their main occupation. Well, in that sense, I am definitely an amateur writer. I spend most of my time trying to get teenagers to write… might as well push a boulder uphill like that ancient Greek guy. Continue reading “Just call me Sisyphus”
I’m Jenn J McLeod, a nomadic novelist, and since 2014, home for has been a purple and white caravan I call Myrtle the Turtle.
Downsizing my life into a 25 foot van meant getting rid of my huge book case and all my books (*insert sad face*). On the plus side, I’m discovering towns to find inspiration for my country stories (like Barmoya/Yeppoon in Qld) and I do lots of library talks and bookshop events in regional towns around the country. Continue reading “Jenn J’s Reader Promise”
by MC D’Alton
Well it would seem the Gods of adventure take their job incredibly serious, especially when it comes to making my life just that wee bit more interesting.
We will skip the many, many, MANY, times they have injected excitement, unexpected happenings and just plain out-there ‘WOW’s’ into my life, and get right to it.
I’m a bit of a Princess. I love my creature comforts and am not particularly fond of stepping outside of my comfort zone, however…
Hubby and I needed some serious down time and the boys needed space, time to be boys, and not screen addicted zombies. So, when friends of ours invited us to go camping, we ‘ummmed’, ‘aaahed’ and finally accepted. Continue reading “A Camping we would go!”
By Melanie Page
‘The time has come’, the walrus said
To talk of many things….
And talk we did. The BookBaybz all met up today for one of our working/ chatting/ planning gab-fests (oops, extremely productive, coffee-fuelled, brainstorming sessions). We had two ring-ins, fellow writers from the local area. And it was a salutary lesson about how much goes into all our writing. Continue reading “Coffee with the Baybz”
Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Byron, the ultimate regency rake.
George Gordon, Lord Byron died in 1824, but he lives on, not only in his poetry and as a national hero of the Greek War of Independence, but as an inspiration and a ‘type’ in romantic fiction, particularly regency romances. Continue reading “Mad, Bad and Dangerous”