Sunday, May 31, 2009

The first workshop has begun

The first in a series of very interesting workshops has begun today at

These workshops are being run jointly between myself and The New Author Website and they will span a wide range areas over the next few months. I encourage all writers to go along and have a look, take part in as many as you can so that your mind is always being exercised, learn as much as you from the group and from any guest presenters we hope to have from time to time, and enjoy the experience.

Writing is fun, it is also something many of you reading this blog were born to do. We hope these workshops will take you a little further along your path and maybe give you that one idea or one thought that gets your writing to where you want it to be.

Good luck and great writing.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm back

Hi all, I apologise for not having posted anything in the last couple of weeks but I have been in Cairns promoting my books and doing some research on a new book. Cairns is where Room 22 and Arlington Reef are both set and whilst the sequel to Room 22 is set in Canberra (Australia's capital) and Arlington Reef's sequel, if it ever gets one cannot be set in Cairns (you'll have to read Arlington Reef to understand why) there is scope for a whole new idea to blossom into a manuscript set in this tropical paradise.

I will keep you posted on my new writings as I am embarking on two, maybe three, very interesting journeys through the writing world in the next few months, including a collaboration, which I am very excited about.

On the poetry side of things I have also taken a new direction with my writing in recent times in an attempt to capture the latest trends in this genre. The poetry workshop I promised a little while ago is about to start (finally, and I apologise to those who have been waiting ever so patiently for me to get this together) and I will be interested to see the directions poets, both old hands and new, take with this.

Exciting times ahead in the world of writing, but isn't that always the case?