The power of the short

I thought I was finished with short stories. Back in my uni days, short stories were my thing. I read them, I wrote them, I had a few published. More recently, as readers would know, I’ve been focused on writing novels. It’s still my goal to have a full length novel published by a major…

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The Garrett

Official blurb: Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret: Writers on Writing is for you. The Garret is a podcast writers for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted Astrid Edwards, and her goal is to interview…

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Ya gotta love writing

Fiction writing is a tenuous business, regularly doling out lots of blows to your ego and confidence. Yet I still love it. Back in November, I wrote about my thriller manuscript, in its eighth iteration. It’s now at iteration eleven! But that’s not all dim (or frustrating) news. The manuscript has had some amazingly positive…

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The dying world of magazines

Many of you would know that Media Queen revolves around the magazine industry in Australia, beginning in the late 90s and into the 2000s. It’s an industry I’ve been following for years and it was no joy to read of the end of many magazines, with  Bauer Media closing down Elle, InStyle, Women’s Health, Men’s…

The book, Media Queen, on magazine pages

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Jordyn Fairweather is here!

My latest book, Media Queen, is out now! Early reviewers have already been giving it 5 stars, so I’m very excited about that kind reception. I want to tell you a bit about the main character, Jordyn Fairweather. She’s not your typical sweetheart heroine – she’s selfish, pushy and uses everyone around her, even her…

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Your remote writers festival

I’ve been really excited by the amount of writing chats and book launches that are moving online recently. It’s one of the few benefits of the COVID-19 era, where publishers and writers are using alternative ways to reach us. In many cases, it’s made it easier than ever to connect with the writing world. Essentially,…

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The year of distracted writers

I don’t usually cross-post my podcast reviews and blog posts, but today I have – because there’s a more personal flavour to my latest pod review. Read on … After finally training myself to write regularly, I didn’t think anything could distract me from regular writing. Then, 2020 happened. And being distracted from writing has…

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Get rid of SOME stuff

There are a lot of advantages to having a professional editor. They ‘clean up’ an author’s writing, make structural suggestions and point out holes in stories. As a newbie indie writer, I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I began working with my editor Laura. In the end, I was ecstatic with the results…

Different types of heels for women: a chart

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Share the booklove!

It’s great to be a booklover. I can’t imagine life without having a ‘book on the go’. However, I often don’t have as much time for reading as I’d like. That’s why I really admire those who can read swiftly and determinedly carve out time for it. As a reader – and a writer –…

Pages of book being rifled

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