As a writer I thrive on the opportunity to spend extended periods of time with others who love words as much as I do. It’s a real treat to occasionally be able to immerse myself in all things writing and be surrounded by others who feel the same. My recent trip to Melbourne for the National Writers’ Conference was a chance to do just that – and spend some time with … [Read more...] about What do a girls’ weekend away and writing have in common?
Writer’s block is common among all writers, whether you’re an amateur essayist or professional author. This inconvenient condition can slow your productivity and clog your creativity. You can overcome this obstacle through various brain exercises, the right environment and effective tools. Here are some of the best techniques that will help you overcome your writer’s … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Remedy Your Writer’s Blocks With These 4 Tips
I was recently interviewed by Petra Jones for her Mumpreneur Show podcast about generating PR for small businesses, writing Business & Baby on Board and running a business with a family in tow. Listen to the full podcast by clicking through below. … [Read more...] about Johanna interviewed for The Mumpreneur Show
I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw (via The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre newsletter) that Pilot Press had produced a diary specifically for writers. I had already decided I was going to write more creative pieces this year and that I wanted to trial a paper diary again so, of course, I had to have a Pilot. Posting about my excitement on social media resulted … [Read more...] about Review: On Course for a Fantastic Year of Writing with Pilot Diary
The question of where inspiration comes from has been asked of me, and by me many times since I decided I wanted to be a journalist at seven. Writers I admire were recently asked the same question at the Festival of Golden Words in Beaconsfield and their answers confirmed what I’ve always thought - inspiration is everywhere! Bay of Fires author Poppy … [Read more...] about What Inspires You to Write?