The following blogs share writing tips and my ongoing journey to publication. My most popular writing blogs are The Book Publishing Flowchart, which describes the process for getting published and The Pros and Cons of Writing Memoir.

Short Fiction

Flash Fiction – Stripping the Words Bare, Part 1 My first 10 entries for the Writers Victoria flash fiction competition.
Short Fiction: Blood Orange
Short Fiction: The Search Warrant

Writing Tips

I discuss the challenges of finding The Perfect Time to Write.

This series is about social media for writers:
A Beginner’s Guide to Online Book Reviews
A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Writers
A Beginner’s Guide to Websites and Blogs for Writers.

To celebrate signing with Michael Cybulski of NAC, I wrote Five Reasons to Sign With a Literary Agent.

I began The Winding Narrative in part because the protagonist in my novel is a blogger and I wanted to have firsthand experience. Here’s what I learnt: Real Versus Fictional Blogs

Engineering the Story—How to Write a Novel in 80 Days

To Be Oneself Or To Be Someone Else shares the pros and cons of using a pseudonym.

Australian Society of Author’s Literary Speed dating event is a wonderful opportunity to meet agents and publishers face to face. Learn from my mistakes in A Rookie’s Guide to Literary Speed Dating

My Top Four Editing Tips

I completed a Curtis Brown Creative six-month online novel writing course. In this guest blog, two fellow-students and I share the experience, Curtis Brown Creative Guest Blog

My Writing Journey

The blogs below describe the beginning of my writing journey. It continues when I moved to Lagos. See Expat Life and Tree Change

The Writer’s Hour is a humorous account of an hour in a writer’s life.

29 Brown St was my first attempt at writing a novel. It sits lonely on my laptop awaiting a rewrite.

The Adventures of Sexy Legs and Pipsqueak is about my first writing endeavors in primary school.

In The Value of Failure I discuss what can be gained from the inevitable rejections in the journey to publication.

Baby Steps was my first blog, which set up the beginning of my writing journey.