• A-Z of writing lessons so far…

    When I first became a mother I was repeatedly told ‘The days are long, but the years are short’ and while I do agree that the kids are shooting up before my very eyes, I have to say I think this saying also applies to being a writer. Some days at my laptop can feel […]

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  • Writing review and goal setting for 2020

    It’s that time of year! I know, I know… we still have another month+ to go but I am a serial planner! It’s time for me to look back at 2019 and see what 2020 has the potential to be. I’d love for you to join me and have created a very basic PDF with […]

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  • Why being online before being published is worth it

    Build it and they will come… or so the saying goes. As a yet to be published author the question rumbles around: Is it worth me putting time into social media and a website, when that time can be spent on my manuscript? My experience this year is that, yes, it really has been worth […]

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  • Aussie Reading Month 2019

    Woo hoo!! I love this time of year and not just because it’s finally getting warm enough to swim at the beach or start Christmas shopping! No, no, no! There’s a buzz in the air that’s just as exciting as cracking the crisp spine of a brand new book! It’s a great month to be […]

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  • National Conference: Let’s talk genres

      It’s been a cracker of a second day at Fiona McIntosh’s National Conference! Of course, story telling has been a large focus but we’ve also been lucky enough to get a rare insight into the ‘back’ end of publishing from sales strategy to promotion tactics. Let’s roll, readers, and learn along with me! *Catch […]

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  • National conference: Let’s start at the beginning!

    Have you ever felt that “whoosh” of adrenaline when you recognise someone famous? Your heart flutters, palms sweat and suddenly you feel like you’re levitating… gravitating towards that charismatic creature! That was me and my fellow cohort at day one of Fiona McIntosh’s National Conference — we saw some of Australia’s publishing best today and…. […]

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  • How do you sell your story in one line?

    1 WEEK TO GO! This post is #10 of a 10-part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts as I share some writing tips and experiences I’ve gained while writing my manuscript and preparing for this wonderful opportunity. Well, […]

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  • Meet Lauren Chater: From writing course to published

    2 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #9 of a 10-part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts as I share some writing tips and experiences I’ve gained while writing my manuscript and preparing for this wonderful opportunity. If you’re […]

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  • 5 things I’ve learnt about writing fiction

    3 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #8 of a 10-part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts as I share some writing tips and experiences I’ve gained while writing my manuscript and preparing for this wonderful opportunity. In writing […]

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  • Writing mates: Two women who get it

    4 WEEKS TO GO!This post is #7 of a 10-part series in the lead up to a writing conference being hosted by Fiona McIntosh (October 2019). Please follow along with my weekly posts as I share some writing tips and experiences I’ve gained while writing my manuscript and preparing for this wonderful opportunity. One of […]

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